Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

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Pesda Press, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 188 pages
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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?
Boat Dynamics
11
Paddle Design
25
Preparing Mind Body
33
Applied Skills
43
Safety Rescue
63
Seamanship
85
Navigation
93
Method for Approximately Grading the Sea
133
Caves
137
Big Swell
141
Surf Surfing
147
Rockhopping
159
Tides Tidal Races
165
Competition
177
Overnighting Expeditions
181

Equipment
100
Weather
113
Strong Winds
121
Reading the Water
125
Further Reading
188
Index
189
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