About us
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.
Meet our team...
Neil Driscoll skippering a boat the founder of above & beyond boating Neil Driscoll skippering a boat the founder of above & beyond boating
Neil Driscoll
Founder & Lead Trainer
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. 
Bob
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 the My Skipper Course, and Man Overboard Masterclass.

Bob has ensured hundreds of people every year now understand the benefits of wearing lifejackets and training their crews.
Niall Powers the above & beyond boating training manager Niall Powers the above & beyond boating training manager
Niall Powers
Training Manager & Powerboat Instructor
Niall first joined us as a student for his radio and navigation training when he was at high school and after completing his further education in Sport Business Management joined us in his full time role.

He is on the water almost every day, either racing in the RPAYC Youth Development Squad, teaching sailing and powerboating, cruising on his family boat or playing in his RIB. 

Niall has been working behind the scenes with Neil creating the extensive library of resources we use in our training programs.
Roger corrie above & beyond boating ICC trainer and skipper mentor speaking at beyond the east coast Roger corrie above & beyond boating ICC trainer and skipper mentor speaking at beyond the east coast
Roger Corrie
I.C.C. Trainer & Skipper Mentor
Roger is the Mediterranean sailing specialist. Specifically the International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.) assessments. Roger has sailed and owned boats his entire life.

Roger's sailed his Beneteau 47.7 around the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Ocean on her way back to her home in Pittwater. If you do have your I.C.C. with Roger, bring a pen as he will certainly have some great tips for anywhere you are going in the Med!

Racing has always been a key part of Rogers sailing, in 2016 when he joined Sticky a Salona 36 to complete their 2 year pathway to their first Sydney to Hobart Race, he realised that this would the biggest boat he had raced to Hobart on!
Mike Selbie sailing as a skipper mentor and above & beyond boating online training Mike Selbie sailing as a skipper mentor and above & beyond boating online training
Mike Selbie
Skipper Mentor & Online Training
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.

Mike averages sailing a couple of the thousand miles each year for racing, deliveries, offshore mentoring and cruising on his on boat.

Navigation is a passion for Mike and he is an active a very competent Navigator for offshore racing, whilst also developing and providing support for the online navigation and passage planning courses.
Dane Kearney is the above & beyond boating race coach and a skipper mentor Dane Kearney is the above & beyond boating race coach and a skipper mentor
Dane Kearney
Skipper Mentor & Race Coaching
Dane has been sailing his entire life. He came through a high performance dinghy background in his youth and led into yachting. 

The unique coaching style that Dane brings to a boat for racing means that he can generate lasting results for you and crew that will stay with you for your entire sailing journey.
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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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