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Expedition Kayaking
     

Expedition Kayaking

by Derek C. Hutchinson
 

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This guide, written by international expert Derek Hutchinson, is a thorough guide to coastal and open-ocean expeditions by sea kayak. It covers long-distance paddling techniques, seamanship, and kayak styles and equipment. It also features first aid and wilderness medical practices, tandem kayaks and sailing rigs, the latest techniques for solo and group rescues,

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This guide, written by international expert Derek Hutchinson, is a thorough guide to coastal and open-ocean expeditions by sea kayak. It covers long-distance paddling techniques, seamanship, and kayak styles and equipment. It also features first aid and wilderness medical practices, tandem kayaks and sailing rigs, the latest techniques for solo and group rescues, and maneuvers for handling wind, surf, and currents. Packed with handling and rescue techniques vital to solo kayakers and expedition leaders, the new edition of this classic title goes beyond basics to offer greater expertise from the leading name in the sport. 25 color photographs, 95 color illustrations

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"There are few books that offer as much information as this one. . . . You can kayak without knowing this information, but going beyond the recreational stage is made much easier after reading Expedition Kayaking."—Canoe & Kayak
Booknews
New edition of an attractive, informative resource that goes far beyond the basics, written by a 40-year veteran of the sport. For intermediate kayakers and would-be experts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762742820
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
How to Paddle Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Hutchinson, an avid kayaker for almost half a century, is the leading international authority on sea kayaking. He is Coach Grade 5 in White Water, Sea, and Open Canoe. In 1972 he was awarded the status of Senior Coach in the British Canoe Union and was for many years Vice-Chairman of The National Coaching Committee and was its longest continuous serving member. He is a member of the Sea Touring Committee and the BCUs Expeditions Committee. Hutchinson has also designed paddles and many of the worlds leading sea kayaks, including the first fiberglass sea kayak to incorporate such safety items as watertight hatches, bulkheads, and fixed deck lines. In 1976 he wrote the first book on the sport of sea kayaking

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