Canoeing: A Beginner's Guide to the Kayak
Fernhurst Books, 1990 - Sports & Recreation - 64 pages
Kayaking is one of the most exhilarating ways of getting afloat, whether enjoying a leisurely paddle or shooting whitewater. This lavishly illustrated and clearly written guide imparts readers with all the knowledge they'll need for getting out on the water, and the confidence to tackle all of the basic kayaking maneuvers. Beginning with launching and basic paddling skills, the book goes on to explain more advanced techniques, including a step-by-step guide to the Eskimo roll. Safety is emphasized throughout, with full chapter dedicated to rescue and righting procedures.
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What you will need
Preparing to go afloat
Your first paddle
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afloat angle back deck balance bottom arm bow rudder turn bring buoyancy aid canoe polo capsize cockpit rim control hand craft designed draw stroke drive face dry suit empty end grab Eskimo roll fasten footrest grip hanging draw high brace position hip flick Hold your paddle hull kayak turns keep knee legs lie back low brace position low brace turn neoprene paddle blade Paddle forwards paddle shaft personal flotation device Place your paddle practise racing raft reach rear deck recovery stroke release strap rescuer reverse sweep rotate your body screw roll sculling draw Sculling for support sea kayak sea touring shore shoulder side slalom kayak spray-deck sprint kayak Sprint racing squirt boat starting position stern rudder straight support stroke Surf kayaks Surf skis surface sweep stroke swimmer Tilt your kayak top arm top hand tow-line upright upside upturned kayak waist waterproof Weil's disease Wet suits white-water kayaking