Serving as a manual for intermediate and advanced sea kayakers, this book 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.
Helps the reader to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. This title features sequential photos and simple concise language that make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. It explores the foundation skills of posture, connectivity, power transfer and learning to ´feel´ how the boat responds.
Suitable for the British Canoe Union navigation courses, this work for sea kayakers covers GPS, reflecting the increased availability and usage of electronic navigational aids. It also includes colour photos, diagrams, maps, and charts, as well as exercises to reinforce and self-assess at the end of each chapter.
Strip-building - assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull - has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. This title helps construct a finished kayak. It presents plans and measurements for three kayaks: Great Auk, Guillemot, and Guillemot Double.
A guide that can help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently in rough water and advanced conditions. For intermediate and advanced paddlers, it draws on the author´s personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques.