Canoe Racing: The Competitor's Guide to Marathon and Downriver Canoe Racing

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Both newcomers and experts will enjoy this thorough guide - the first book on marathon canoe racing in over a decade. It is packed with the latest information on technique, equipment, and racing tactics. Illustrated with action shots from across North America, it is designed for runners, cyclists, and skiers looking for a new sport; for recreational canoeists who may want to try a new sport; and for canoe racers who want to learn more about the subtleties of racing. The style is direct and brisk - racer to racer throughout.

You'll learn how to:
Break into competitive canoe racing
Cut through the confusing jargon and choose exactly the right canoe and paddle for you
Set up your boat like a pro
Train for top canoe racing performance
Develop a powerful forward stroke
Read the river to find the fast racing lanes
Ride the stern wake or the side wake
Use shallow water to your advantage
Find tactical opportunities in every race
Put together a successful canoe triathlon team

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Peter Heed has put together the "bible" of flatwater canoe racing. His clear advice has helped hundreds of paddlers improve their performance. Canoe Racing is in its third printing.

About the Author:

Peter Heed, one of the top-ranked canoe racers in North America, has placed in the top ten finishers of every major canoe race in the U. S. and Canada. A canoe racer since 1977, he is a three-time U.S. Whitewater champion, a four-time New England Marathon champion. and the National Tandem Triathlon winner three times. He is two-term past president of the U.S. Canoe Association. He has written and produced the acclaimed canoe racing video, The General Clinton.

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