Originally Posted by Polwart
Jimbo/Peterb - sorry if I didn't make myself clear on my suggestion that Perer write to the RYA about his desire/concern. I was referring to the point that Peterb was making about quoting the MMSI in the voice call. It would appear not to be normal practice (I don't think I have ever heard it in reality!). However if it is something that the CG do want, then Peter highlighting this to the RYA is likely to result in a discussion between the RYA and the CG with I am sure a "better practice" article in the future, assuming of course that the official CG position is that this is preferred (and not wasting a minute on every call listening to skippers trying to find/remember/mumble a very long number).
Polwart - I have notified the RYA. Will report back here what they say.
Incidentally, when I am instructing I always suggest that the Vessel Call Sign and MMSI number are kept on laminates adjacent to the set, perhaps on the Emergency Procedures card. Being geriatric, I have problems remembering my boats name, never mind the call sign or MMSI!