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Our boating insights podcast is here to help you on your journey to achieve your boating and sailing dreams!

Above and Beyond Boating was founded to support Sydney-based boat owners to not just learn about boat handling or sailing, but also teach the wider skills needed to confidently and safely skipper their boats.

We deliver the leading courses to skipper your own boat. Our blended learning is perfect for sailors who have a boat they want to use more, are open to learning and developing their skills, are passionate about being on the water, and excited to become safer and more talented skippers.

Make sure you subscribe to keep up to date with our latest Boating Insights!

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Our boating insights podcast is here to help you on your journey to achieve your boating and sailing dreams!

Above and Beyond Boating was founded to support Sydney-based boat owners to not just learn about boat handling or sailing, but also teach the wider skills needed to confidently and safely skipper their boats.

We deliver the leading courses to skipper your own boat. Our blended learning is perfect for sailors who have a boat they want to use more, are open to learning and developing their skills, are passionate about being on the water, and excited to become safer and more talented skippers.

Make sure you subscribe to keep up to date with our latest Boating Insights!

    Unscheduled Man Overboard drills!

    Unscheduled Man Overboard drills!

    If you're undertaking a coastal or offshore passage, then creating a plan to include an unannounced Man Overboard drill at some point through the trip is a productive way of rehearsing a Man Overboard situation. The crew will be able to practice their spotting and recovery methods in a realistic way, rather than a planned exercise where people will have time to think their spotting and recovery through beforehand. Here's what you can do to make this a safe and effective exercise.

    • 8 min
    Understanding your through hull fittings!

    Understanding your through hull fittings!

    Do you know the where the through hull fittings are on your boat? Do you know how to check fittings for wear and replacement? In this episode, Neil has some tips for getting to know your through hull fitting layout on your boat for simple maintenance checks and responding to emergency flooding situations.

    • 8 min
    Your boat's 'value add' to your lifestyle!

    Your boat's 'value add' to your lifestyle!

    How do you measure your boat ownership in numbers? In this special episode Neil is joined by his father, who has many years of experience owning boats, to discuss how you can understand the value add that your boat has in your lifestyle.

    • 15 min
    The upskilling pop quiz!

    The upskilling pop quiz!

    As you keep learning the various skills and knowledge for all aspects of owning and/or sailing a boat, it can be quite difficult to keep up with everything you've learnt. This short exercise will help you keep remembering the various aspects of your boat.

    • 6 min
    Guided sailing holidays

    Guided sailing holidays

    In this episode, Neil is joined by Trevor Joyce from Mariner Boating Holidays to discuss some of the considerations for chartering boats overseas, and why a guided sailing holiday can be a great option for you.

    • 9 min
    Master your mooring lines!

    Master your mooring lines!

    Becoming competent with handling mooring lines will allow you to feel more confident docking your boat in different types of berths and marinas. Most permanent marina berths will have fixed mooring lines so you do not have to adjust every time you leave or arrive at the dock, but it is also good practice to use non-fixed lines to practice your mooring techniques if you are going to explore new destinations on your boat!

    • 6 min

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