The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking

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by Derek C. Hutchinson
     
 

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Discover the excitement and adventure of paddling on the open sea. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of the bestselling Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference source for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, kayak history to boat design, this is the

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Discover the excitement and adventure of paddling on the open sea. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of the bestselling Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference source for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, kayak history to boat design, this is the fundamental book for all sea kayakers.

With this book in hand readers will learn about choosing a kayak and paddle, launching, how to outfit themselves, advice on kayak strokes, maneuvers, navigation, equipment, and the newest technology. This new edition contains additional material on the history and origins of the kayak as well as new information on navigation. The chapters on strokes and techniques have been expanded considerably and now present information in a master-class format that caters to novice paddlers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762728251
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
How to Paddle Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
805,455
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Derek C. Hutchinson joined the British Canoe Union Coaching Scheme in 1963 and has since become an international authority on sea kayaking. He has led major kayaking expeditions all over the world and travels extensively throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, lecturing and coaching at all levels.

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The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Variety_Reader More than 1 year ago
The author is definitely very smart and he packs a lot of information in this book. The stroke illustrations are excellent, the descriptions are superb. There's good explanations of many things. The only problem is a lot of telling how smart he is goes with it. You'll be treated to a tour of his kayak designs, plus many of the picture's text starts with "here's a picture of the author." A lot of material is oriented toward the most serious kayakers who head out to sea. I recommend this book for the magnificent training illustrations, the outstanding technical information, and some of the kayaking history. The reason for four not five stars is the lengthy section on the author's kayak designing.