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Canoeing: The Essential Skills and Safety

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Canoeing is for all levels of paddlers, providing beginners with the skills they need to maneuver a canoe effectively on flat water, and offering more experienced paddlers expert advice on how to hone their skills.

Whether you enjoy small day trips around local lakes and slow-moving rivers, overnight trips, or expeditions, Andrew Westwood's thoughtful and clear breakdown of canoeing principles, skills, and techniques make this book a must-have for solo and tandem paddlers who are interested in maximizing their enjoyment of the canoe. This full color book also features stunning photography sure to inspire readers to get out and paddle.

YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

*The equipment and how to choose it

*Essential strokes and techniques

*Offside and advanced strokes

*How to paddle tandem and solo

*Safe and efficient capsize recovery methods

About the Author

ANDREW WESTWOOD is a wilderness canoe adventurer, whitewater paddler, open canoe slalom competitor and high school teacher living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Passionate about paddling, he has taught canoeing extensively in both Canada and the United States for over 15 years and is a regular contributing writer to outdoor and paddling magazines. Andrew has also garnered many first place finishes in international slalom events, has guided on the Nahanni River, the North Shore of Lake Superior and explored areas of Ellesmere Island in Canada's far north.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Equipment

2. Before hitting the water

3. The essentials

4. The essential strokes

5. The essential maneuvers

6. Safety on the water

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565236349
Subtitle:
The Essential Skills and Safety
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Author:
Westwood, Andrew
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20110601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photos throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Kayak and Canoe
Transportation » Nautical » Kayak and Canoe

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