Course Studied: Light Marine Engineering
In 2000, after hearing about the courses at Falmouth Marine School at his school, Alastair, wanting to follow in his father's footsteps of working in the marine trade, enrolled on the Light Marine Engineering Level 1 course.
After finishing, Alastair went on to an apprenticeship in Plymouth to gain NVQ 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering Fitting. He then began work with Princess Yachts as a marine engineer before being promoted to a snagging crew. He also started a marine engineer company in the past few years, AP Marine Engineering, a division of the family run company Norman Pearn & Co Ltd, in his home town of Looe in Cornwall.
Racing had always been a personal interest and in his first year of racing offshore powerboats in 2008, Alastair came third in the National Championships and 14th in the World championship hosted by the UK. Alastair is the driver and engineer and is also organising the Powerboat Race national championship to be held in Looe on 2-4th May 2009.
"The course was a really good starting point to build on. I would have stayed at the College for my apprenticeship but I wasn't able to find a suitable job at the time in Falmouth. My father also studied at Falmouth Marine School, so I knew it would be a good place to be."