"tearing around" !
Whilst recently taking my Level II in Pwhelli, North Wales with Jono Gorton of www.Professional-Powerboat-Training.co.uk
I joined up with a load of chaps from your neck of the woods which, at first glance I thought rather strange as it would have been a hell of a lot easier for them to take a course on the South coast as opposed to a trip North for the weekend.
When I questioned them further they advised that rather than do a course in their local neck of the woods, why not take advantage of doing it somewhere that they'd not normally get to visit if towing their own boats. Further, it was a good opportunity to get a few of the lads together for a "lads weekend" away from the dragons whilst also putting faces to names from the forum.
So Nasher, based upon you "interests" why not get a couple of lads together and come up to North Wales for the weekend, see the sights, meet a few of the lads (Jono Gorton - Jono - MeMe - Ian - Ian Jones - Dave Manning) to name but a few and take your course up here. You could always couple it with the PBL2 or intermediate course.
I'm sure if you speak to Jono Gorton he's put a decent package together for you.
Just a thought......