Canoe and Kayak Handbook

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Pesda Press, 2002 - Canoes and canoeing - 352 pages
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? The complete paddlesport reference book? Completely re-written 3rd edition? Now in full colourWritten by enthusiastic and current British Canoe Union coaches and practitioners, this book is an invaluable source of information for both novice and expert alike. For the newcomer it will provide a firm foundation in their chosen aspect of the sport. The coach or experienced paddler will find it invaluable as: ? an update to current theory and practice? an introduction to new aspects of the sport? a pointer to other sources of information such as relevant books and websites
 

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Contents

Contents
6
Introduction Franco Ferrero
7
A Short History of Paddlesport in Britain Duncan Winning
8
Canoe Kayak and Paddle Design Graham Mackereth
19
Clothing and Equipment Rob Cunnington
37
Foundation Kayak Skills Lara Tipper
47
Foundation Canoe Skills Ray Goodwin
69
Safety and Leadership Keith Hampton
85
Paddlers and the Environment David Halsall
180
Placid Water David Taylor
185
Flat Water Racing Richard Ward
191
Canoe Polo Gerry McCusker
198
Travelling and Living Outdoors Claire Knifton
203
Open Canoeing Ray Goodwin
214
Canoe Sailing Keith Morris
233
International Canoe Sailing Graham Mackereth
241

Environmental Hazards
86
Risk Management
94
Warmup and Cooldown
96
Manual Handling
100
Capsize Drills
101
Rescues
102
Leadership
108
Working With Young People
113
Coaching Bill Taylor
115
Use of a Pool Leo Hoare
138
Performance Rolling Ian Coleman
146
Inclusive Canoeing and Kayaking Suresh Paul
157
Access to Water Richard Harvey
172
Sea Kayaking Gordon Brown
244
Surf Ian Coleman
266
Reading White Water Matt Berry
280
White Water Kayaking Loel Collins
293
Slalom Andy Maddock
305
Wild Water Racing Melissa Simons and Martin Streeter
311
White Water Safety and Rescue Paul OSullivan
316
Specialist White Water Canoe Ken Hughes
332
Playboating and Freestyle Pete Astles
338
Glossary of Terms
347
Index
348
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Franco Ferrero is a Level 5 Coach (Inland and Sea) and now divides his work time between freelance coaching, writing and publishing. He was formerly the head of the canoeing department at Plas y Brenin, and was honoured with the Geoff Good Coach of the Year Award (coaching adults category) in 2000. His main paddling interests are white water and sea touring, though he occasionally dabbles in other aspects of paddlesport and is also a keen mountaineer. He has paddled throughout Britain and the European Alps, as well as in Norway, Nepal, Peru and British Columbia in Canada.

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