The Kayak Companion: Expert guidance for enjoying the paddling experience in water of all types from one of America's premier kayakers

The Kayak Companion: Expert guidance for enjoying the paddling experience in water of all types from one of America's premier kayakers

by Joe Glickman
     
 

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In The Kayak Companion, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate

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In The Kayak Companion, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's candid assessments of the various types of boats; how to read a compass; troubleshooting in lousy weather; and how to deal with lightning, big fish, and marauding powerboats.

As Glickman discusses kayaking techniques, he weaves in stories of his own adventures, including such magical moments as the time when he saw a magnificent moon rise over New York City's Jamaica Bay and the day he almost made a fatal error during a ferocious 12-hour blizzard in Montana.

The Kayak Companion not only gives kayakers essential information, it also inspires enthusiasm for one of the fastest-growing sports in North America.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The text provides inspiring insight into what makes kayakers tick and is a suitable introduction for the newcomer.” — Woodland Hills (CA) Daily News

“A quick flip through … reveals a lot of info for the beginner paddler and some interesting anecdotes for the more experienced kayaker.” — Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

“Glickman shares his knowledge, all gained the hard way, and uses his sense of humor to keep you entertained.” — Nashville Tennessean

“With expert guidance and fun, Glickman gives paddlers solid information on everything from how to climb into a kayak to how to read a compass.” — Sweat Magazine

“ … offers guidance from basic launch and stroke techniques to navigation, gear and rescue scenarios.” — Sea Kayaker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580174855
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
05/05/2003
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
724,215
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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