I have recently made enquiries at the RYA regarding my Sonata, sail number 8929N and it appears that the boat has never been measured.
It was called Minstrel and as far as I know it used to be based on the River Tay, up here in Bonny Scotland. I think the owner previous to last was a member of the Royal Tay Yacht Club, and would of sold the boat very approximately 20 years ago(1989) to a Mr William McKenzie of Fraserburgh.
I am looking for further information on the boat or previous owner to try to establish if it ever had a measurement certificate.
Your boat has been given an 8*** sail number. This means that it has been measured and granted a cert. The RYA acknowledge that some records have been mislaid, and now only require certain re-measurements. This is detailed on the short measurement form. Call me on 0151 625 5061 and I will detail more thoroughly what is required.