The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Course for the Open-Water Paddler

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9780071580090: The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Course for the Open-Water Paddler

If what you need is the essence of kayaking, the details in detail, this book is it. Each time you turn a page you'll discover a newt opic, seamlessly woven around supporting illustrations, building on the topic before. The Essential Sea Kayaker combines the logic of a lesson plan with the grace of informality. It's the next best thing to having a personal instructor always at your side.

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The Essential Series--Your Trusted Guides

"Does an excellent job."--Sea Kayaker

"A standout. Empathy for the reader-what a concept!"--Canoe and Kayak

"Filled with the details you need to make paddling safe and pleasurable."--WoodenBoat

"We needed a book of this quality."--Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

Combining the logic of a lesson plan with the grace of informality, this book is the next best thing to having a personal instructor always at your side. Known for nearly a decade as the sea kayaker's bible for its clear, user-friendly approach, The Essential Sea Kayaker is now updated and expanded to give you the information you need on

  • Boat and gear selection and care
  • Skills from your first launch through carved turns, Eskimo rolls, and negotiating wind and waves
  • Safety, health, and rescue tips
  • Group and solo paddling strategies
  • Seamanship and navigation

Adopted by kayaking schools and seminars worldwide, the best introduction to sea kayaking is now even better.

About the Author:

David Seidman, an editor at Boating magazine, is the author of The Essential Wilderness Navigator and The Complete Sailor. His own experience as an entry-level sea kayaker began in the late 1980s, and his memories of early challenges and misadventures are still fresh.

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