General Ships Knowledge (GSK) Course Provides an Introduction to Ship (Yacht) Operation Basics

This MCA course module addresses topics such as:

Ship construction, hull stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, global and local meteorological effects, meteorological instruments and weather information, the principles for safe seamanship, watch keeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

Course Pricing – See All

  • MCA General Ships Knowledge – 5 Days – $1,299

Length:

  • 5 Days

Pre-study:

This is an extensive 5 day course that requires students to do a fair amount of pre-study. We suggest that once students have enrolled, they should spend as much time as possible studying the pre-course package in order to fully grasp the terms and concepts of this course.

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum Age of 19 years old
  • IYT MOY Limited OR RYA Yachtmaster

Classroom:

  • 10 Students (max)

Course Description:

General Ships Knowledge (GSK) is divided into four sections:

  1. Ship Construction
  2. Stability
  3. Meteorology
  4. Seamanship

The following topics are covered:

  • Methods of yacht construction and local stresses due to static and dynamic loading
  • Bilge-pumping systems
  • Global and local meteorological effects
  • Meteorological instruments and weather information
  • The principles for safe navigational watch keeping
  • The functions of classification societies
  • Basic principles of hydrostatics and related terms
  • The concept of initial stability

Upcoming Courses

MCA General Ships Knowledge

November 18 - November 22
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

January 20, 2020 - January 24, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

February 17, 2020 - February 21, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

March 16, 2020 - March 20, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

May 11, 2020 - May 15, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

MCA General Ships Knowledge

July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am