Basic Book of Sea Kayaking
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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Preparing for Takeoff
On the Water Basic Strokes and Maneuvers
Capsizes Away from Land
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