Driving School

What’s In It for You

In addition to the thrill of a lifetime, plenty of action and active learning await you at The Hydro Experience Inboard Driving School presented by the American Power Boat Association (APBA). We are committed to delivering an authentic racing experience in an APBA Racing E Class 5 Litre Hydroplane. That means your school experience will include:

  • Instructors who are all experienced, champion APBA drivers
  • The finest facilities
  • The most up-to-date equipment
  • The most qualified staff
  • The best training methods
  • The highest standards to help you reach your goals
  • An emphasis on safety

Safety First and Foremost

Safety is our top priority. The APBA Inboard Driving School complies with all APBA safety rules. A rescue team, medical personnel, and an ambulance are onsite at all times on the driving school racecourse. In addition, you will be properly fitted with the same safety equipment required for APBA competition:

  • Certified helmet
  • Certified life jacket
  • Certified onboard air system

Capsule Training

This pre-drive training is required and takes place at a pool near your driving school racecourse. A highly qualified rescue team gives you the same capsule training required for APBA drivers. During Capsule Training you will:

  • Learn to use an onboard air system
  • Learn to safely and calmly exit a flipped boat

Our Students

There is no “profile” of a typical student—every student is driven to participate by a motivation that’s uniquely their own. Previous students include racing fans wanting to experience the exhilaration of the cockpit. Others are “bucket list” thrillseekers. Several former students have even purchased boats, secured sponsorships, and are now on the APBA Hydroplane racing circuit!