Pacific Ocean Paddlers used SafeTrx Flotilla for the Vaikobi King & Queen of the Harbour in New
Zealand. The race doubles as New Zealand’s iconic national Ocean Racing championships. The event also
traditionally features SUP and Waka-Ama categories, where the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf play host
to the best Surfski, SUP and Waka-Ama and Prone paddlers New Zealand has to offer, along with some pretty
solid international competition.
The event organisers had been in search for a solution to track participants safety on the water. Garth Spencer, event organiser at Pacific Ocean Paddlers said “We have investigated many tracking and emergency alerting options and are convinced that SafeTrx (kindly made available by the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard) is the best solution available to keep our paddlers safe on the water.”