General Ship Knowledge

MCA - OOW yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 5 days
Training Centres
  • Antibes
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Palma
5 days
Upcoming Classes
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This course is divided into four sections: Basic Seamanship, Meteorology, Stability and Construction. The course covers introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

This course covers a wide range of subject material and some pre-course reading is highly recommended. Reeds ’Superyacht Manual’ provides a good source of introductory reading.

From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

We provide this yacht training course in Antibes, Fort Lauderdale & Palma.


Assessment will be by a written 2.5 hour examination of 7 questions. The pass mark will be 60%.


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Upcoming Classes
Start Date Location Price AVAILABILITY
25 February 2019 Fort Lauderdale $1320 No place left
04 March 2019 Antibes €1309 No place left
01 April 2019 Fort Lauderdale $1320 Places available
08 April 2019 Palma €1309 Places available
22 April 2019 Antibes €1309 Places available
20 May 2019 Fort Lauderdale $1320 Places available
07 October 2019 Antibes €1309 Places available
11 November 2019 Antibes €1309 Places available