General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts)

The General Ship Knowledge  (OOW Yacht) course is an introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance. The GSK course covers a wide range of material.

Prerequisite experience:

  • At least RYA/IYT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate, together with the corresponding shorebased certificate
  • Plus STCW Basic Training and Efficient Deck Hand.


  • 5 Days

Training towards:

Examination and assessment:

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

General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)01/04/201905/04/2019 £1,150 £1,070
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)29/04/201903/05/2019 £1,150 £1,070
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)10/06/201914/06/2019 £1,150 £1,070
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)05/08/201909/08/2019 £1,150 £1,070
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)21/10/201925/10/2019 £1,150 £1,070
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)18/11/201923/11/2019 £1,150 £1,070
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)09/12/201913/12/2019 £1,150 £1,070