Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation

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Globe Pequot Press, 1993 - Travel - 320 pages
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This definitive guide for navigators contains every pertinent piece of information needed to chart an accurate course, whether on open water or between islands - or icebergs. Whether a rank novice or a seasoned kayaking veteran, whether paddling the shoreline of a friendly lake or attempting to cross the Bering Strait, whether a kayaker or a sailor, you will benefit from the indispensable knowledge contained in this book.

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Physicist, author of books on marine navigation, and columnist, Burch is primarily concerned here with coastal and sheltered water situations. Although basic chart reading, reckoning, and compass use ... Read full review

Contents

Nautical Charts and Chart Reading
9
Terrain and Perspective
25
Reading Directions
38
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David Burch, the director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, Washington, has been teaching navigation and seamanship since 1977. He has logged more than 60,000 sea miles, including three wins in the trans-Pacific Victoria to Maui yacht race. He is the author of nine books on marine navigation, including Emergency Navigation (International Marine, 1984), and his magazine articles have appeared in "Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Sailing", and "Sea Kayaker". He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's license (100 tons). He is also a past Fulbright Scholar and holds a PhD in physics.

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