Why are we so passionate
about what we do?
 At Above and Beyond Boating, our mission is to develop boat owners to achieve their boating dreams, whilst using their boats as regularly and safely as possible.
Meet our team...
Neil Driscoll
Founder & Lead Trainer
An extremely approachable, friendly and knowledgeable trainer. Neil owns and directs Above and Beyond Boating. His passsion for teaching and boating means he is never far from a boat and teaches a couple of lessons each week on the water and loves every minute of it.

Neil holds a range of a relevent qualifications, including a degree in Watersports Studies and Management and is an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor for Power and Sailing boats. 

Each member of the ABB team was selected from the hundreds of people he has trained for their Yachtmasters.
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 though 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
Training Manager & Powerboat Instructor
Niall is our training manager and makes sure you can always get hold of any information and advice you need in a timely and digestable manner.

He is a fully qualified sailing coach and powerboat instructor, and an active member of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's Youth Development Program.

Niall and Mike, were actually on the same Yachtmaster course that Neil delivered.
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!
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.
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 now looks after the online course development and offshore skipper mentoring. At the start of Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 he was celebrating his 12th trip between Sydney and Hamilton Island in just 5 years!
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