Just to say if your planning on doing a Level 2, Get on with it !
Just done mine with my 16 yr old son courtesy of Michael Whelan at Plymouth Powerboat School, a big thank you to him.
Despite artic like conditions on Thursday/Friday really enjoyed the course and are now both better/safer/more competent Ribbers than we would ever have become if left to our own devices.
Real lessons learnt, the wind was kind varying from force 2/3 to upper 6, so had a real change in conditions in which to learn, went outside the breakwater in a reasonable swell with no problems ( Michael v.impressed with the Ribtec hull) then on Friday in the Tamar upstream of the bridges (nice and sheltered?) in a swell/chop approaching 2 metres in height managed to stuff the boat twice, as Michael put it 'not dangerous but not very comfortable! (just a tip, if your wearing high collared clothing duck into the wave as your collar will act as a funnel and let you catch far more water
So as I said, Level 2, yes please, well worth the money.