Sea Kayak Handling


Author: Doug Cooper
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095183
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 104
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A practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. For beginner and intermediate paddlers. Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The foundation skills of posture, connectivity (how your body is connected to the kayak), power transfer and learning to 'feel' how the boat responds, are explored initially. The author then goes on to tackle forward paddling, keeping the kayak on course, reverse paddling, edging, turning on the spot, forward turns on the move, reverse turns on the move, stern rudders, moving sideways, support strokes, and the use of skegs and rudders. Sea Kayak Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 3 and 4 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions).

Scottish Sea Kayak Trail


Author: Simon Willis
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095175
Category: Sea kayaking
Page: 160
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Scotland's west coast is an undisputed world-class sea kayaking destination. This book challenges the reader to kayak a 500km route, from the Isle of Gigha off the Kintyre peninsula, to the Summer Isles near Ullapool. It can be undertaken in four holiday-sized sections or as one long, glorious journey. The emphasis is on practical advice; how to tackle tricky tidal passages; places to visit; where to source essential information; food re- supply; where to safely leave kayaks overnight; how and when to shuttle vehicles; and the accessibility of public transport. Although camping is an essential element of this journey the book does not identify wild camp sites or even picnic places. It gives sea kayakers enough information to seek out their own adventures and so spread the environmental impact. The history of this country is inextricably linked to the west coast, from the Scoti to the Norsemen, the Lords of the Isles to the Clearances. An historical thread, woven through the text, tells 'Scotland's Story'. There are useful photographs and notes to help identify wildlife without disturbance, plus practical recommendations on wild camping, from minimum impact techniques to Scottish access law. For those who travel the trail in the comfort of their armchairs, there's also the story of the author's own journey. Together you will travel under big skies on imposing seas in the company of seals, dolphins, eagles and gulls. The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail is waiting for you.

Sea Kayaking

A Guide for Sea Canoeists
Author: Philip Woodhouse
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452508496
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 380
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In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic safety and survival strategies , as well as a brief overview about the history and various types of canoeing.. There is also a comprehensive glossary to assist the reader in understanding the terms and concepts discussed in the main text. Woodhouse’s work differs from most manuals about sea kayaking in that it is written from the perspective of someone who paddles the Southern Hemisphere. As such, the major differences between the two hemispheres—weather patterns, navigation, laws, and terminology—are discussed, as well as compared to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. In the end, paddling skills are paddling skills, hypothermia is hypothermia, and twenty-five-knot winds are twenty-five-knot winds. A three-metre tidal range can still produce a long haul across mud flats when the tide is out—and landing through two-metre surf is still scary (though a lot of fun), no matter where you paddle.

Rough Water Handling

A Practical Manual, Essential Knowledge for Intermediate and Advanced Paddlers
Author: Doug Cooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906095345
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Rough Water Handling by Doug Cooper is a practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently in rough water and advanced conditions. For intermediate and advanced paddlers, Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The technical, tactical, physiological and psychological aspects of these skills are covered in the areas of: high wind paddling, moving water, surf, rock hopping, tide races, open crossings and rolling. Rough Water Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 4 and 5 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions). Doug has spent a lifetime playing and working in the outdoors! He is at his happiest when exploring new parts of the world or challenging himself and others to improve their skills; this he has been doing for over twenty years. With a constant lust for adventure, Doug has sea kayaked all over the world including Greenland, Iceland, Norway's Lofoten Islands, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Corsica, Sardinia and Croatia. His whitewater kayaking and mountaineering has also taken him on adventures around the globe. At present Doug works as Head of Paddlesport at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Centre. Here his love of helping others learn and improve is put to good use every day, when he works as a BCU Level 5 Sea and Whitewater Coach, Level 4 Surf Coach and a Mountain and Ski Instructor. Doug is the author of Sea Kayak Handling and co-authored Scottish Sea Kayaking (Pesda Press), a selective guide to sea kayaking in Scotland.

The British Canoe Union Coaching Handbook


Author: British Canoe Union
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706166
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: 384
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A manual of coaching techniques, advice and guidelines for the canoe and kayak coach. This book is a mine of useful information and practical tips. If you aspire to be a better canoe or kayak coach, this is the book for you. The book divides into three sections: Part One deals with coaching theory and fundamentals such as psychology and physiology explained in terms that make sense to a practical coach. Part Two looks at generic coaching skills that will provide useful tools whatever discipline the coach is involved in. It works its way from introducing people to canoesport right through to coaching elite athletes. Part Three looks at specific aspects of canoesport such as slalom, racing, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, open canoeing and freestyle.

Sea Kayaking in Florida


Author: David Gluckman,Mark Gluckman
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 156164322X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 205
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This revised guide to a fast-growing water sport is for both novices and experienced kayakers. Whether you want to fish or just watch wildlife, sea kayaking offers new ways to enjoy Florida's hidden bays and open oceans. You'll find the latest information for a kayaking adventure: boats, camping, clothing, and gear, as well as an expanded list of boat liveries and outfitters. Learn about the birds, wildlife, and coastal vegetation you can expect to see as you paddle Florida's coasts. In this new edition you'll find new maps and campsite guides to the Big Bend Sea Grasses Saltwater Paddling Trail, as well as an expanded trail itinerary allowing you to see even more of Florida's "nature coast." There are also additional tips, maps, and campsite locations for paddling the open water of the Everglades. Though the Everglades and the Big Bend are the two most important paddling areas of the state, the rest of the coastline is also described, highlighting Florida's history and geography.

Complete Sea Kayak Touring


Author: Jonathan Hanson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071461283
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Written by the 1997 National Outdoor Book Award winner, a veteran kayaking instructor and guide Complete update of a top-selling guide "Strongly recommended" by the Folding Kayaker newsletter Kayaking is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. boating market

Sea Kayaking

Basic Skills, Paddling Techniques, and Expedition Planning
Author: Dan Henderson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853452
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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* Features 130 demonstrative photographs and 30 charts and illustrations * Written by a veteran paddling coach and expert in kayak stroke efficiency * Advice from expert contributors throughout adds full range of experience The latest addition to the award-winning Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills to Advanced Paddling Techniques, offers authoritative advice for paddlers of all levels, from beginners considering their first gear purchase to competitive kayakers looking to perfect their forward stroke. As a longtime paddling professional and National Team coach, author Dan Henderson draws from a lifetime of personal experience, teaching, and his academic research in exercise science to instruct readers on everything they need to know to get out on the water, including: * Gear -- how to pick the right kayak for your body size, skill level, and lifestyle * Foundations of safety, how to plan and prepare, and must-know advice for assisted and self-rescue * Basic paddling styles to advanced techniques (side slipping, edging, bracing) * Techniques for a range of conditions caused by wind, waves, currents, swells, and more * Expedition planning and camping * Getting the most out of kayaking for fitness “Dan’s participation in paddlesports is celebrated by a lifetime of contribution to the sport, friendships that span the globe and professional success across all disciplines of paddling. The opportunity to learn from Dan’s experience will only add to your enjoyment and success in the sport.” -- Joe Jacobi, Chief Executive Officer USA Canoe/Kayak

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

From mild to wild, the essential guide for beginners through experts
Author: John Lull
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899974767
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 284
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Sea Kayaking Safety & Rescue is the most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments—from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety. Author John Lull, a Coastal Kayaking ACA Instructor Trainer, is a frequent contributor to kayaking publications, and has produced popular instructional videos on ocean kayaking.

Derek C. Hutchinson's Guide to Sea Kayaking


Author: Derek C. Hutchinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780871064738
Category: Sea kayaking
Page: 124
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Kayak Touring and Camping


Author: Cecil Kuhne
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811728430
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 166
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A guide to conducting safe and successful kayak expeditions discusses equipment and supplies, paddling techniques, navigating river hazards, planning a trip, and handling different weather and water conditions

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build


Author: Nick Schade
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070579897
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
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Although books on strip building canoes abound, this is among the first to adapt the technique to crafting attractive, functional kayaks. Using high-quality, computer-generated illustrations and photographs to explain key techniques, the book provides complete plans and measurements for three different kayaks: 1) A simple solo craft for beginners, 2) A high-performance solo kayak for intermediate paddlers, and 3) A tandem design for two paddlers. With its easy-to-follow guidance and instructions, The Strip-Built Sea Kayak makes top-notch kayaks accessible to budget-minded paddlers.

Basic Book of Sea Kayaking


Author: Derek C. Hutchinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780762703371
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 79
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This concise introductory handbook is packed with expert advice and contains all the essential information a novice needs to hit the water while providing a quick reference for the more experienced paddler.

Sea kayaking

a manual for long-distance touring
Author: John Dowd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780888943057
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: 240
View: 9784
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Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast


Author: Tamsin Venn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781878239044
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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Thirty-two great trips, from the challenging Down East Canoe Trail in Maine to Connecticut's Thimble Islands. (6' x 9', 240 pages)

Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide


Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070329553
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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Offers tips on boat parts, paddle strokes, exiting, equipment, navigation, and kayaking techniques

Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea


Author: Dr Mike Brown,Professor Barbara Humberstone
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472424336
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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This edited collection disrupts notions of the sea as ‘other’, as foreign and featureless, through specific, situated accounts which highlight the centrality of the sea for the individuals concerned. Bringing together academics who combine scholarly expertise with lived experiences on, in and with the sea, it examines humans’ relationships with the sea. Through the use of auto-ethnographic accounting, the contributors reflect on how the sea has shaped their sense of identity, belonging and connection. They examine what it is to be engaged with the sea, and narrate their lived, sentient, corporeal experiences.

Expedition Kayaking


Author: Derek C. Hutchinson
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780762742820
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
View: 6404
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This guide, written by international expert Derek Hutchinson, is a thorough guide to coastal and open-ocean expeditions by sea kayak. It covers long-distance paddling techniques, seamanship, and kayak styles and equipment. It also features first aid and wilderness medical practices, tandem kayaks and sailing rigs, the latest techniques for solo and group rescues, and maneuvers for handling wind, surf, and currents. Packed with handling and rescue techniques vital to solo kayakers and expedition leaders, the new edition of this classic title goes beyond basics to offer greater expertise from the leading name in the sport. 27 color photographs, 115 color illustrations

Guía del observador de nubes


Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Salamandra
ISBN: 9788498381306
Category: Science
Page: 320
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¡Qué aburrida sería la vida si tuviéramos que sufrir monótonos cielos despejados día tras día! Según mantiene este insólito libro, primera publicación oficial de la Sociedad de Apreciación de las Nubes, dedicar unos minutos cada día a observar las nubes puede convertirse en una gran fuente de placer. En palabras del autor, «nada en la naturaleza puede competir con la variedad y el dramatismo de las nubes; nada está a la altura de su belleza sublime y efímera». Sus ideas principales se articulan en un breve y genial manifiesto: creemos que las nubes tienen, injustamente, mala reputación, y la vida sería incomparablemente más pobre sin ellas. Por ello, lucharemos contra la obligada preferencia por los cielos azules. La Guía del observador de nubes combina curiosidades, anécdotas y datos científicos, así como pinceladas sobre la relación de las nubes con la literatura, la iconografía religiosa o la mitología. No es un tratado meteorológico, aunque contiene información abundante, pues conocer las razones científicas de algo nos ayuda a disfrutarlo. En último término, esta guía supone la apasionada celebración de un pasatiempo despreocupado pero intensamente vital.