Essentials of River Kayaking

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Menasha Ridge Press, Jan 15, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 48 pages
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The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nation's most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper use of equipment, preparing for cold, wind, and waves, and learning basic skills such as how to maintain their balance, these texts provide thorough information for those just starting to paddle.

Find out how to select a kayak, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and how to launch it into the water. With well-written text and illustrations, learn all the basic strokes and maneuvers and important rescue techniques. Appendices include a glossary of kayaking terms and a list of resource organizations. Paddling safely requires, above all, the exercise of good judgment. And part of developing good judgment is understanding the challenges and hazards inherent in any situation and one's own ability to meet them.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
Preface
6
Introduction
7
Other Resource Organizations
8
How to Be Safe on the Water
9
Kayaks and Paddles
14
Getting the Kayak onto the River
18
Kayaking Strokes
22
Kayaking on Moving Water
29
Rescue and Safety
36
Appendices
43
American Whitewater River Classification
44
Waterway Security
45
Glossary of Terms
46
About the American Canoe Association
48
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More than 50,000 individual members and 200 paddling clubs make the American Canoe Association the nation's largest and most active nonprofit paddle sports organization. The ACA, founded in 1880, is dedicated to promoting the health and social benefits of canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. As a leader in paddlesport instruction and education, instructors certified by the Association teach over 100,000 students annually. ACA promoted paddling events are provided each year for both members and non-members, encouraging growth in the sport.

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