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FUNDAMENTALS OF KAYAK NAVIGATION: Master the Traditional Skills and the Latest Technologies, 4th edition                                       (Falcon)

David Burch

 

This paddling guide is fully revised and redesigned, and takes beginners through traditional navigation methods up through state-of-the-art electronic navigation. Maps, charts, illustrations, and photos accompany explanations of compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and internet Web site listings for tracking marine forecasts. The information and navigation systems laid out in this guide can be used around the world for one of the fastest-growing recreational sports.

 

David Burch is the director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, and has been teaching navigational skills for thirty years. He is a former Fulbright scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas. With more than 65,000 miles of blue-water sailing experience, he writes for many boating magazines in addition to teaching.

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Burch heads the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, and shows how to chart an accurate course through open sea in a kayak using both traditional and modern instrumentation. This guide covers the essentials of compass navigation and chart reading, and explores newer technologies such as GPS, PDAs, smartphones and electronic chart systems. Practical advice on paddling through obstacles and difficult weather are also presented for novice and experienced paddlers, and a section of this guide is also devoted to predicting tides and currents. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information needed to chart an accurate course in a sea kayak, whether on open water or between islands or icebergs. Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and the latest in compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and Internet sources for tracking marine weather forecasts. This guide also provides updates on harbor security restrictions that were instituted after 9-11.

Synopsis:

Learn how to find and keep track of your position, adjust to changing conditions, and paddle the seas safely and confidently. Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information on how to chart an accurate course—whether touring locally, on open water, or between islands. This updated guide includes everything you need to know, from traditional map and compass navigation through state-of-the-art electronic navigation. Its the standard text used by most navigation schools.
 
Also inside:

• The essentials of chart reading and compass use

• The latest on GPS units

• Use of PDAs, smartphones, and other electronic chart systems

• Finding and keeping track of position

• How to predict tides and currents

• Trip planning and navigating at night, in fog, and in traffic

• Internet sources for tracking marine forecasts

Synopsis:

Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information needed to chart an accurate course in a sea kayak, whether on open water or between islands or icebergs. Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and the latest in compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and Internet sources for tracking marine weather forecasts. This guide also provides updates on harbor security restrictions that were instituted after 9-11.

About the Author

David Burch is director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, Washington, and he has taught marine navigation to more than 25,000 students since the school's establishment in 1977. He received the Institute of Navigation's 1985 Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator.

Burch has written for several boating magazines, including Sea Kayaker, on the subject of marine navigation and weather. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and a former member of the graduate faculty at the University of Washington; he holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas. With more than 65,000 miles of blue-water sailing and navigation experience behind him, Burch devotes his time to teaching and writing about navigation. He's also a kayaker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762738342
Author:
Burch, David
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Navigation
Subject:
Kayak touring
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Subject:
Water Sports
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Fourth edition
Edition Description:
Fourth
Series:
How to Paddle Series
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 photos, 15 maps, 30 charts, 85 illus.,
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information needed to chart an accurate course in a sea kayak, whether on open water or between islands or icebergs. Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and the latest in compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and Internet sources for tracking marine weather forecasts. This guide also provides updates on harbor security restrictions that were instituted after 9-11.
"Synopsis" by ,
Learn how to find and keep track of your position, adjust to changing conditions, and paddle the seas safely and confidently. Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information on how to chart an accurate course—whether touring locally, on open water, or between islands. This updated guide includes everything you need to know, from traditional map and compass navigation through state-of-the-art electronic navigation. Its the standard text used by most navigation schools.
 
Also inside:

• The essentials of chart reading and compass use

• The latest on GPS units

• Use of PDAs, smartphones, and other electronic chart systems

• Finding and keeping track of position

• How to predict tides and currents

• Trip planning and navigating at night, in fog, and in traffic

• Internet sources for tracking marine forecasts

"Synopsis" by ,
Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information needed to chart an accurate course in a sea kayak, whether on open water or between islands or icebergs. Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and the latest in compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and Internet sources for tracking marine weather forecasts. This guide also provides updates on harbor security restrictions that were instituted after 9-11.
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