Just wanted to say my wife Sue and I completed our PB2 this weekend with taylormadeboating.co.uk based at the Weymouth and Portland sailing academy. It was a very enlightening 2 days, day one was quite intense and we both learned skills in boat manouvering that made my parking skills take a big leap forward and although the weather was great we still had to take into account the wind and tidal directions which I realise I never really new about before. Day two, the wind was much stronger but still a pleasant day, after some time in the classroom we headed out once more to practice man overboard rescue techniques followed by anchoring and some high speed work, namely doing slalom around various objects. Amazing what the ribs were capable of
So that was a very brief summary of what we did.
I am so glad we did the course as we learnt a lot of valuable lessons and techniques I had not really considered before, or took for granted.
Our instructor was great, very patient and knowledgeable, a very good teacher in what must be quite a stressful job.
I would highly recommend anyone that has not done the course, even if you have spent a good few hours at sea, to do it, as I am sure anyone will gain some useful tips and a better understanding of powerboating.
I don't have anything to do with the company other than I feel we have become friends now but if you are anywhere near Weymouth, and want to arrange a powerboat course, we both can highly recommend Ben and Sunny from taylormadeboating.
(Sorry, this still looks like a massive plug.
Pete & Sue.