Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

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Globe Pequot Press, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 79 pages
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A concise instruction book for beginners and a handy review guide for experienced paddlers, The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking is a must for anyone drawn to the sport of sea kayaking. Derek C. Hutchinson whittles his forty years of experience into five easy-to-understand chapters, covering the fundamentals of this exciting paddle sport. Fifty-plus detailed colour illustrations show you how to perform key manoeuvres, from the forward paddling stroke to the Eskimo roll. Whether kayaking for exercise, outdoor exploration, or pure fun, this book covers everything you need to know.

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Contents

Preparing for Takeoff
29
On the Water Basic Strokes and Maneuvers
38
Capsizes Away from Land
63
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Derek Hutchinson, an avid kayaker for almost half a century, is the leading international authority on sea kayaking. He has also designed paddles and many of the world's leading sea kayaks, including the first fiberglass sea kayak to incorporate such safety items as watertight hatches, bulkheads, and fixed deck lines.

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