Personalised Training
Structured training for boat owners to create an extremely solid foundation of skills and knowledge.
About our Personalised Training on your boat...
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Whether you are a future Sydney Adventurer, East Coast Explorer or Blue Water Skipper, this is the skipper training course for you!

Your 4 hour practical training lesson on your own boat is a completely personalised experience, where you can decide what you want to learn so you achieve your specific boating goals. You can complete your lesson one-to-one, or with your friends and family who you use your boat with.

Personalised Training delivered on your own boat (must be in Sydney area)

Choose your own adventure! Use our structured training to achieve your boating dreams

Schedule and pay for 1 lesson at a time so you can implement and review your skills between lessons

Neil Driscoll as will join you as your personal Skipper Mentor to help you achieve your goals

"Our personal skill set was basic but after 4 sessions with Neil, we feel we have progressed in our proficiency and we have gained greater confidence in our own abilities, Neil has an easy going mentoring style which instils confidence. His training style is such that you do everything - Neil steps in and takes physical control only when absolutely necessary. The learning experience is also great fun... we can't recommend Neil highly enough. "
Glenn & Verity Powers, Dufour 335
This is for boat owners who want to...
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Enjoy structured and concise training
Develop excellent boat handling skills
Be prepared for going on adventures
Never compromise on safety
Sydney Adventurer
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"Today was my first day sailing my brand new yacht, I started the day being most nervous and apprehensive and ended the day far more confident. Thank you very much for your professional and practical coaching and at the same time making the day most enjoyable. I learnt more in one day that I would have learnt over a year on my own!" 
Dieter Lange
East Coast Explorer
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Fulfilling a dream of many years to skippering your own sailing yacht to Hamilton Island.

In this interview, Jon talks to us about his sailing adventure, and how he prepared himself for the journey north to to Hamilton Island. We also ask him about how he shares his boating experiences with his family to make owning a yacht more enjoyable.

Blue Water Skipper
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"I look back to our first lesson and am impressed with the knowledge and skills we've acquired since then. We went from being nervous and intimidated by our boat to feeling competent and excited for the weekend so we can take her out. We received great instruction and ensured we learned not only what to do...but WHY it should be done that way. I truly appreciate the amount of thought and care behind what the Above and Beyond Boating team does. Thank you for helping us make our boating dream come true! :D"

Jen Burch

Your Skipper Mentor...
Neil Driscoll
Neil has been teaching on the water for over 20 years. Talk to him for 20 seconds and it is clear he is very passionate about helping people achieve their boating dreams.

Having raced dinghies as a kid, cruised and raced yachts his entire life and had extensive experience on powerboats, he is a true all rounder.

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.
The Investment
Each lesson lasts for four hours. It would always include a short brief and debriefing. We encourage you to have the boat ready to go prior to the start time of the lesson so we can be as efficient as possible with your time.

With true wind of over 25 kts, heavy rain or severe weather warnings rescheduling is available at no charge.
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! 
Improve your skills, increase your safety and use your boat more!
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