General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts)

General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts)

If you’re working towards your OOW (Yachts) certification, you will be required to complete this MCA-approved module. This course will help you develop an in-depth knowledge of on-board systems.

About the course

Our General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts) course provides an introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reverse buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea, and maintenance.

You’ll learn through both classroom-based teaching and practical sessions. Upon completion of the course, you’ll sit a 2.5-hour written exam, with a pass mark of 60%.


5 days

What’s included?

The General Ship Knowledge (GSK) is an all-inclusive course, which can be carried out on either a residential or non-residential basis. For the residential course, the cost includes all food and accommodation. For non-residential learners, the cost includes lunch.

Examination & assessment

General Ship Knowledge (GSK) course assessment consists of a 2.5 hour theory paper. A 60% mark is required to pass the examination.


To complete this training course, you’ll need:
  • At least RYA/IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, as well as the corresponding Shorebased certificate
  • STCW Basic Training and Efficient Deck Hand


The course is divided into four sections and 20 topics:
  • Section 1: Ship Construction
  • Section 2: Stability
  • Section 3: Meteorology
  • Section 4: Seamanship

For more information, please click here*

(*The link will open a PDF document. Relevant information can be found on page 17)

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 27/01/2020 31/01/2020 £1,070 £1,150
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 17/02/2020 21/02/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 30/03/2020 03/04/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 13/04/2020 17/04/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 08/06/2020 12/06/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 03/08/2020 07/08/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 19/10/2020 23/10/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 16/11/2020 20/11/2020 £1,095 £1,175
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts) 14/12/2020 18/12/2020 £1,095 £1,175

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