Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

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Pesda Press, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 188 pages
This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.
 

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Contents

What is Sea Kayaking?
5
Boat Dynamics
9
Paddle Design
23
Applied Skills
41
Safety Rescue
61
Seamanship
83
Navigation
91
Equipment
98
Method for Approximately Grading the Sea
131
Caves
135
Big Swell
139
Surf Surfing
145
Rockhopping
157
Tides Tidal Races
163
Competition
175
Overnighting Expeditions
179

Weather
111
Strong Winds
119
Reading the Water
123
Further Reading
186
Index
187
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