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Publisher Comments:

Paddling safely requires, above all, the exercise of good judgment. And part of developing good judgment is understanding the challenges and hazards inherent in any situation and one's own ability to meet them.

What are the essentials of kayak touring?

Safety - to safely paddle on calm flatwater, perform self-rescue, and respond to emergencies.

Enjoyment - to become aware of paddling opportunities and the rewards of

lifetime participation in paddling.

Skills - to acquire the ability to safely and enjoyably paddle on calm flatwater

Essentials of Kayak Touring features:

* Real-life paddling scenarios

* Vital information on kayaking safety and technology

* Illustrations and photographs of essential gear, boats, strokes, maneuvers, and rescue

techniques

* Review questions designed for the ACA's Essentials of Kayak Touring course

* Detailed glossary of terms and important waterway safety information


Synopsis:

The primary beginner's text for flatwater kayaking, "Introduction to Flatwater Kayaking is a thorough guide to learning the basics of flatwater kayaking.


Synopsis:

The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nations most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper use of equipment, preparing for cold, wind, and waves, and learning basic skills such as how to maintain your balance, these texts provide thorough information for those just starting to paddle. Find out how to select a kayak, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and how to launch it into the water. With well-written text and illustrations, learn all the basic strokes and maneuvers and important rescue techniques. Appendices include a glossary of kayaking terms and a list of resource organizations. Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker wanting to brush-up on the basics, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking have all the information needed for learning this fast growing sport.

About the Author

More than 50,000 individual members and 200 paddling clubs make the American Canoe Association the nation's largest and most active nonprofit paddle sports organization. The ACA, founded in 1880, is dedicated to promoting the health and social benefits of canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. As a leader in paddlesport instruction and education, instructors certified by the Association teach over 100,000 students annually. ACA promoted paddling events are provided each year for both members and non-members, encouraging growth in the sport.

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) How to be Safe on the Water (3) Kayaks and Paddles (4) Getting the Kayak onto the Water (5) Kayaking Strokes (6) Kayaking on Flatwater (7) Safety and Rescue (8) Appendices


Product Details

ISBN:
9780897325851
Author:
American Canoe Assoc
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Manufactured by:
American Canoe Association
Manufactured:
American Canoe Association
Author:
American Canoe Association
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Kayak touring
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 5.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The primary beginner's text for flatwater kayaking, "Introduction to Flatwater Kayaking is a thorough guide to learning the basics of flatwater kayaking.


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The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nations most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper use of equipment, preparing for cold, wind, and waves, and learning basic skills such as how to maintain your balance, these texts provide thorough information for those just starting to paddle. Find out how to select a kayak, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and how to launch it into the water. With well-written text and illustrations, learn all the basic strokes and maneuvers and important rescue techniques. Appendices include a glossary of kayaking terms and a list of resource organizations. Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker wanting to brush-up on the basics, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking have all the information needed for learning this fast growing sport.
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