I'm so glad you and the family had a great day! It's really good to see your positive comments on here, and I'm pleased we were able to sort out a suitable deal.
As you have correctly said, it would be impossible to tailor a course completely to every individual attending (without going into bespoke training, which you're looking into anyway) so I'm sure that whilst there will have been some irrelevant bits for you, Candi will have covered many things you, but maybe not others in the room, found beneficial.
So, to answer Poly's comments; yes, we do recognise that there is a difference between sailors heading off around the world, and powerboaters heading for day trips in the Solent, and the broad nature of our course content reflects that, as well as allowing people to not have to repeat training as their boating interests change.
One of the benefits of attending a day with so many people of different backgrounds in the room is that you get a chance to mix with other water users, and chat about their outlook and experiences. It sounds like you really picked up on this as a benefit too.
Your picture of the Flare session is great, and I thought I'd come on here to say that if you 'Like' us on Facebook, and add the picture to our page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sto...ng/13770283547
) you stand a chance of winning a free one day course in our monthly competition! The same applies to any other Rib.Net members who are customers of ours.
We hope to see you on the water soon!
Hannah, Marketing & PR Co-Ordinator