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Kayaking and Canoeing for Beginners - BILL MATTOS

Kayaking and Canoeing for Beginners

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Published: 30th April 2004
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This is a book for beginners going out on the water for the first time. It includes practical advice on where and when to paddle, clothing and equipment needed for safety and comfort, and how to prepare the body with fitness training.

About the Author

Bill Mattos has been kayaking for over thirty years and has paddled all over the planet in pursuit of an ambition to kayak on every continent and in every ocean. Bill has worked as a professional kayaker, designer, writer, model, photographer and videographer as well as being involved in the business and marketing side of the kayaking industry.

Andy Middleton is Chief Executive of TYF No Limits, one of the UK's leading adventure and education businesses. He is a British Canoe Union Levels coach and experienced surfer, mountain biker and windsurfer.

Introductionp. 8
Taking Up Paddlingp. 10
The Origins of Paddlingp. 12
The Evolution of Kayaks and Canoesp. 14
Introducing the Kayakp. 16
Introducing the Canoep. 18
Different Types of Canoes and Kayaksp. 20
Getting Startedp. 22
Going Paddling for the First Timep. 24
Where and When to Paddlep. 26
Serious Hazardsp. 28
Preparing to Paddlep. 29
Exposure to the Elementsp. 30
Basic Safety and Rescuep. 32
Equipment and Preparationp. 34
Kayaksp. 36
Canoesp. 38
Paddlesp. 39
Transporting your Boatp. 42
Essential Clothingp. 44
Fitness and Personal Skillsp. 48
Out of Water Trainingp. 49
Warming Upp. 51
Kayaking Skillsp. 54
Getting into the Kayakp. 56
Seating Positionp. 57
Capsize Drill in a Kayakp. 58
Holding the Paddlep. 60
Using the Paddlep. 61
Forward Paddlingp. 62
Backward Paddlingp. 64
Stoppingp. 65
Forward Sweep Strokep. 66
Reverse Sweep Strokep. 67
Draw Strokep. 68
Sculling Drawp. 69
Stern Rudderp. 70
Bow Rudderp. 71
Low Bracep. 72
High Bracep. 73
Canoeing Skillsp. 74
Getting into the Canoep. 76
Sitting or Kneeling?p. 77
Capsize Drill in a Canoep. 78
Holding the Paddlep. 82
Using the Paddlep. 83
Forward Paddlingp. 84
Backward Paddling and Stoppingp. 86
Forward Sweep Strokep. 87
Reverse Sweep Strokep. 88
Draw Strokep. 89
Stern Rudderp. 90
Bow Rudderp. 91
Scullingp. 92
Pry Strokep. 93
Low and High Bracep. 94
Tandem Manoeuvresp. 95
Kayak and Canoe Rollingp. 96
The History of the Rollp. 98
Learning to Rollp. 100
Kayak Rolling Drillsp. 101
Screw Rollp. 106
Reverse Screw Rollp. 107
Put Across Rollp. 108
Hand Rollingp. 109
Canoe Rollingp. 111
Keeping Safep. 112
Safety and Rescuep. 114
Medical Knowledge for Paddlersp. 116
Glossaryp. 120
Useful Addressesp. 123
Further Readingp. 124
Indexp. 125
Acknowledgementsp. 128
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781842159798
ISBN-10: 1842159798
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.52 x 23.27  x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1