By John Dowd
This vintage advisor specializes in the basics of seamanship which are crucial wisdom to all ocean paddlers.
Sea kayaking has come a ways considering that this informative handbook was once released greater than two decades in the past. From an offbeat hobby loved through an adventurous few, the game has turn into an unto itself. Veteran paddler John Dowd’s readable, well-illustrated consultant nonetheless stands as "the bible" for either new and skilled kayakers.
Sea Kayaking covers the fundamentals of apparatus and approach, together with varieties of paddles and strokes. however the key concentration during this revised and up-to-date variation is on sound seamanship and solid probability administration: how you can learn the elements and the water, tips to navigate, tips on how to go back and forth with a bunch. Drawing on his lengthy event paddling in all climates, Dowd provides sensible, concrete recommendation on facing capability risks (from surf to sea ice to sharks) and undertaking rescues. The booklet comprises new pictures and various invaluable charts, diagrams and illustrations. It additionally covers excursion making plans, educational tools and sea kayaking for individuals with disabilities.
As a growing number of paddlers take to the water, this vintage consultant remains to be required interpreting for these looking event at the open ocean.
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