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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Get paddling! Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the US National Marathon Kayak Team, fills this kayaking primer with expert advice and plenty of encouragement. Beginners will benefit from Glickman’s clear descriptions of the basic techniques of sea, touring, and recreational kayaking, while experienced kayakers will find insightful tips on navigation,

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Get paddling! Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the US National Marathon Kayak Team, fills this kayaking primer with expert advice and plenty of encouragement. Beginners will benefit from Glickman’s clear descriptions of the basic techniques of sea, touring, and recreational kayaking, while experienced kayakers will find insightful tips on navigation, troubleshooting, and boat assessment. Enlivened by delightful stories of Glickman’s personal kayaking adventures, this fun and informative guide will inspire kayakers of all types to get out on the water and enjoy the ride.  

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:
9781603422000
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
367,871
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Glickman took up kayaking in 1993 while writing an article on Florida's 10,000 Islands for Men’s Journal. Since then he’s paddled and raced all over the United States, as well as in Thailand, Tahiti, and South Africa. He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Inside Sports, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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