Stephen has been a sailing instructor since he finished school at 16 and was keen to study boat design and production at Falmouth Marine School. The course combined composite technology and design; with practical skills including building sea kayaks and surfboards. The fundamentals of 3D-design software were learnt and used to test the boats before they were built. The course was interesting, hard work but good fun and motivated him to complete a BSc (Hons) at Plymouth University in Marine Sports Technology.

The courses have combined theoretical knowledge with a great deal of practical skills.

Stephen Burnip receives an award