Peter Heselgrave – Class of March 2007
Peter worked at ‘random’ jobs for two years before joining the long course in 2007. Since leaving the Academy he has worked as a laminator and boat builder for Ice Marine. Ice specialise in building high speed offshore powerboats. Peter’s work for Ice has included waxing moulds, fitting out, repairs, plug manufacture and finishing. He worked on ‘Ares’, a prototype hydrofoil system designed to reduce the impact of a harsh ride. The three units Peter helped produce were tested by the US Navy in Hawaii. Peter is currently building prototype catamarans, manufacturing moulds from CNC cut frames and moulded resin infused hydrofoil units. Peter is proud that at Ice he worked on the modificationof the boat that took David Beckham and the Olympic flame up the Thames to the Olympic Opening ceremony.