Courteney Cox rocks a black string bikini as she learns to drive a boat: 'My instructor was hot'

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Courteney Cox is picking up a couple of new skills this summer. And while her Friends alter ego, Monica, is a famed perfectionist, the actress notes in her Instagram post that she "ain't worried" about "not [being] good at either."

In new footage shared on social media, the TV star, 58, is shown trying to master driving a car on the left-hand side of road in Ireland; Cox's longtime partner, Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, 46, hails from Northern Ireland. The post also sees her taking a stab at driving a boat while vacationing on Italy's Amalfi Coast.

Wearing a black string bikini with white knit trim, the actress steers the vessel confidently — but then momentarily panics as the boat picks up speed and she seemingly loses her balance.

"OK, slow down," a flustered Cox says in the video.

In her caption, the star credited McDaid with guiding her through the two new challenges.

"My instructor was hot," she wrote.

Fans and friends offered moral support in the comments — if not on her driving, then on her style.

"OMG, simply GORGEOUS!!!" wrote musician Susanna Hoffs.

"Body goals," read another comment.

"I love how your face is like 'I may not know what I’m doing, but I always look good doing it,'" joked another fan.

Cox and McDaid have been a couple since 2013. The pair announced their engagement in 2014, but later revealed that while they remained together, they no longer planned to get married.

Earlier this year the Shining Vale star spoke to the Sunday Times about approaching her 60th birthday.

“Oh God, it’s so hard to even hear or say. I can’t believe it," she told the newspaper. "There’s nothing wrong with being 60, I just can’t believe it. Time goes so fast. There’s no question that I am more grounded, I’ve learnt so much in my life — what to enjoy, what to try to do more of and what to let go of."

She added, “I feel like I’m young. I have a lot of friends in their 30s and I don’t think about it. To me we’re the same age until I actually study it."

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