Discover Canoeing: A Complete Introduction to Open Canoeing

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Pesda Press, 2010 - Canoes and canoeing - 176 pages
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This is a complete introduction to open canoeing.Canoeing and kayaking have topped the UK charts for watersports since 2003, matched only by angling (BritishMarine Federation survey). Over one million people wentcanoeing in 2008. This is the first complete introductionto open canoeing in seven years, the most up-to-date bookabout how to get into this growing sport. DiscoverCanoeing is a journey through the sport of open canoeing,its history, the modern canoe and the future. James Weirgives a fresh approach to one of the oldest forms oftransport known to man. Colour photos and sequences showeach of the techniques stage by stage, from gettingafloat on calm waters, paddling with a partner, going ona trip or expedition, navigating rapids and rightingyourself with an Eskimo roll after a capsize. Full oftips, tricks and know-how, this book has all you need toknow to paddle your own canoe, stay safe and have fun.
 

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BeFore The wATer
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on The wATer
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whiTewATer
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