About us
The Above & Beyond Boating story...
Above & Beyond Boating was founded in 2011, and we are passionate and dedicated to making sure you achieve your boating dreams. The founding principal of the business and all of our training programs is to ensure that you use your boat as often and safely as possible.

The programs we have created and deliver enable you to choose your own pathway, whether your training is one to one or with your friends and family, choose dates to fit your schedule and have world-class coaching on your boat.

We believe in helping everyone in our community achieve their boating dreams and help them follow the rules of ABB in their own boating. Make sure you join our mailing list to get your free training videos straight to your inbox and don't miss our next event.
Seminar's & Workshops
Neil and the ABB team have visited and presented at many yacht clubs, cruising divisions, and boat owner events to encourage boaters to get on the water and achieve their boating dreams. 
One of our most popular events has been the 'Man Overboard Masterclass'. This is a 90 minute seminar to help boater's implement a a suitable plan for recovering a man overboard on their own boat. 
Please contact us if you would like Neil and the team to speak at your club, association or event. 

Meet the team...
Neil Driscoll
Founder & Lead Trainer

Neil founded Above & Beyond Boating in 2011, and has been teaching on the water for over 20 years. 

His personalised approach to training has always been central to the business vision and the constantly growing community of people using Above & Beyond Boating's courses and training services.

Head of Overboard Operations

Bob is our gravel filled artificial human. He is 80KG dry and has been instrumental in our techniques we have developed and teach through our training and seminars.

Niall Powers
Training & Content Manager

Niall is an active sailor, racer, instructor and coach and uses his qualifications and broad nautical experience in dinghies, powerboats and yachting to ensure we deliver you an excellent experience on and off the water.

Niall was also the recipient of the 2019 NSW/ACT Instructor of the Year at the Australian Sailing Awards.

Roger Corrie

I.C.C. Trainer & Assessor

Roger and Caz sailed their Beneteau 47.7, Aquila (Our RYA training vessel), from the Mediterranean across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean and then across the Pacific Ocean, to return to their home in Pittwater.

If your I.C.C. assessment is on our boat it will be with Roger, bring a pen as he will certainly have some great tips for anywhere you are going in the Med!

Mike Selbie
Online Training & Navigation Specialist

Mike has owned boats for most of his life and is a highly conciencious and competent Skipper. He brings a blend of old school seamanship and cutting edge technology to every boat he sails on.

Navigation is a passion for Mike and he is an active very competent Navigator for offshore racing, whilst also developing and providing support for the online navigation and passage planning courses.

Improve your skills, increase your safety and use your boat more!

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The Rules of ABB...
Go on adventures
Use what you have
Never compromise on safety
Leave your comfort zone
Look after your boat and she'll look after you
Continually develop your skills
Keep It Simple Skipper! 
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