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.
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.
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.
In June 2016, Oscar Scafidi and Alfy Weston set out to complete the first ever source-to-sea expedition along Angola?s longest river, the Kwanza. Paddling and carrying a forty-year-old collapsible wooden kayak, they embarked on a journey of 1,300km in support of The HALO Trust, the oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organisation in the world.Over thirty-two days the pair kayaked, hiked and waded towards the Atlantic Ocean, meeting a whole host of interesting people ? from security forces, to diamond miners, to farmers and fishermen. Things didn?t always go smoothly. They were attacked by hippos and bitten by insects. They sank in rapids, picked up nasty injuries, and were arrested then threatened with deportation.Oscar and Alfy?s expedition raised $25,000 for The HALO Trust. The documentary film they made of the journey was aired in film festivals in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Cyprus, and their journey is currently being reviewed by Guinness World Records. This is the story of how they did it.The author will be donating 25% of this book?s profits to The HALO Trust, to help make Angola landmine free by 2025.
Strip-building--assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull--has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed sea kayaking addict, has refined this time-tested method to build the more complex shapes of sea kayaks. The method is simple, forgiving, allows a liberal amount of design flexibility, and requires a minimum number of tools. It´s also relatively inexpensive: about $500 to $600 for one of the designs discussed here--one-quarter the price of a factory-built model. In The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, Schade presents full plans for three elegant designs inspired by the grace and seaworthiness of the Inuit and Aleut skin boats. Profusely illustrated instructions provide the details that will guide you through the process.A complete novice will be able to construct a finished kayak after reading nothing but this book. And for an experienced builder, the techniques here can be expanded to create the perfect boat for you.Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks:Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginnersGuillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlersGuillemot Double, a spacious kayak for twoHere´s all the information you´ll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle.´´Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip-building to the art of graphic design in wood.´´--Sea Kayaker
A guidebook to 44 great sea kayak trips around the archipelago of the Outer Hebrides, from Berneray to the Butt of Lewis, including St Kilda. It presents the navigational and tidal information sea kayakers need on this magnificent section of coast.
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.
A guide to some of the finest tours of southern England´s waterways, from the Grand Union Canal in the South Midlands to the River Tamar in the South West. Scenic lakes, placid canals and broad rivers, as they can only be seen from a canoe or kayak. It features the best inland touring routes that are illustrated with colour photos and maps.
Inmitten des ecuadorianischen Dschungels trifft der schwedische Extremsportler Mikael mit seinem Team auf einen verwahrlosten Straßenhund - ausgemergelt und mit Wunden übersät: Arthur. Der Hund weicht ihm nicht mehr von der Seite und folgt ihm selbst durch knietiefen Matsch und im Kayak. Nach 650 km durch die Wildnis Ecuadors steht nicht mehr das Gewinnen des Rennens im Vordergrund sondern das neue Teammitglied heil nach Hause zu bringen. Für Leser des Bestsellers ´´Bob, der Streuner´´