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Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide (Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

"What a breath of fresh air! The Woman's Guides seek to provide a comfortable, friendly place in which women can challenge themselves and learn new skills. Reading Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide gave me a sense of camaraderie, like being back at camp with best friends."--Dagny Scott, Contributing Editor for Women's Sports, SHAPE magazine

Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides--the first book series designed for the growing number of women who are active outdoors. These comprehensive guides provide everything you need to get started and keep going. Throughout each book you'll find tips, advice, and words of wisdom from women who've done what you're about to do--learna new sport. At last: books for women who love the outdoors, written in a woman's voice with a woman's approach to learning.

"A winner! . . . Renowned outdoors and paddlesports writer Shelley Johnson will inspire readers to get paddling."--Lafe Low, Executive Director, Adventure Club of North America

In Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide you'll find the knowledge and skills you need to become a self-sufficient paddler. Yes, you can load a kayak on a car by yourself . . . get in and out of your boat easily--without capsizing . . . help a capsized kayaker get back in her boat . . . perform (and even learn to love) an Eskimo roll! Shelley Johnson's freshperspective and up-to-date presentation of techniques and equipment provide all the tools you need to become a confident, comfortable, capable sea kayaker!

"I was pretty hesitant about paddling a kayak out into the ocean, but after reading Shelley's suggestions for overcoming fear, I was ready to try."--Louise Allen, new sea kayaker

Synopsis:

The only complete women's guide to sea kayaking. Shelley Johnson, a professional guide and kayak instructor, takes you through the process of becoming a kayaker, from deciding where you will paddle, to dealing with common fears and stumbling blocks.... .getting quality instruction. . .choosing your boat. . .learning paddling techniques. . .and planning your trips.

About the Author

Shelley Johnson is a registered Maine Guide and a coastal kayak instructor certified by the American Canoe Association. Sea kayaking editor for Canoe and Kayak Magazine, she also is a frequent contributor to Atlantic Coastal Kayaker and Kayak Touring. Shelley has taught sea kayaking and watersports safety courses throughout the United States and Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

What defines sea kayaking?

About this book

Chapter 1: The Female Sea Kayaker

A good match for women

How and why they got started

Finding your own style

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Starting out right

Other options for getting started

How does it feel?

Common concerns

Chatper 3: Getting Friendly with Your Boat

Naming of the parts

Getting adjusted

Carrying your boat

Getting your boat on and off a vehicle

Getting in and out

Balance and the art of staying upright

Chapter 4: Paddle Strokes and Controlling Your Boat

Getting to know your paddle

Paddle strokes

Chapter 5: Essential Skills for Getting Away From It All

The wet exit

Gear to get you back in

The solo reentry

The assisted reentry

The Eskimo roll

Chapter 6: Your Equipment

Kayaks

Paddles

Safety equipment and accessories

Clothing as safety gear

Care and feeding for equipment

Chapter 7: Putting It All Together

Staying on course

Waves

Wind

Tides and tidal currents

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070329553
Editor:
Gross, Molly Mulhern
Author:
Hayward, Doug
Editor:
Gross, Molly Mulhern
Author:
Johnson, Shelley
Author:
Johnson Shelley
Author:
Hayward, Doug
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Me. :
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Physical fitness for women
Subject:
Sea kayaking
Subject:
Boating for women
Subject:
Sea kayaking for women
Subject:
sea,Guide,skills,Sea Kayaking,sea kayaker,boat,paddlesports,equipmentprovide,kayak,paddling,paddlesports writer Shelley,Reading Sea Kayaking
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guide
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.18x7.44x.42 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The only complete women's guide to sea kayaking. Shelley Johnson, a professional guide and kayak instructor, takes you through the process of becoming a kayaker, from deciding where you will paddle, to dealing with common fears and stumbling blocks.... .getting quality instruction. . .choosing your boat. . .learning paddling techniques. . .and planning your trips.

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