Kayaking and Canoeing for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Paddling for Novices and Intermediates

Kayaking and Canoeing for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Paddling for Novices and Intermediates

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Kayaking and Canoeing for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Paddling for Novices and Intermediates by Bill Mattos

This is a book for beginners going out on the water for the first time. It includes practical advice on where and when to paddle, clothing and equipment needed for safety and comfort, and how to prepare the body with fitness training.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842159798
Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.02(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction8
Taking Up Paddling10
The Origins of Paddling12
The Evolution of Kayaks and Canoes14
Introducing the Kayak16
Introducing the Canoe18
Different Types of Canoes and Kayaks20
Getting Started22
Going Paddling for the First Time24
Where and When to Paddle26
Serious Hazards28
Preparing to Paddle29
Exposure to the Elements30
Basic Safety and Rescue32
Equipment and Preparation34
Kayaks36
Canoes38
Paddles39
Transporting your Boat42
Essential Clothing44
Fitness and Personal Skills48
Out of Water Training49
Warming Up51
Kayaking Skills54
Getting into the Kayak56
Seating Position57
Capsize Drill in a Kayak58
Holding the Paddle60
Using the Paddle61
Forward Paddling62
Backward Paddling64
Stopping65
Forward Sweep Stroke66
Reverse Sweep Stroke67
Draw Stroke68
Sculling Draw69
Stern Rudder70
Bow Rudder71
Low Brace72
High Brace73
Canoeing Skills74
Getting into the Canoe76
Sitting or Kneeling?77
Capsize Drill in a Canoe78
Holding the Paddle82
Using the Paddle83
Forward Paddling84
Backward Paddling and Stopping86
Forward Sweep Stroke87
Reverse Sweep Stroke88
Draw Stroke89
Stern Rudder90
Bow Rudder91
Sculling92
Pry Stroke93
Low and High Brace94
Tandem Manoeuvres95
Kayak and Canoe Rolling96
The History of the Roll98
Learning to Roll100
Kayak Rolling Drills101
Screw Roll106
Reverse Screw Roll107
Put Across Roll108
Hand Rolling109
Canoe Rolling111
Keeping Safe112
Safety and Rescue114
Medical Knowledge for Paddlers116
Glossary120
Useful Addresses123
Further Reading124
Index125
Acknowledgements128

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