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Sports & Recreation Kayaking

Sea Kayaking 5th ed

by (author) John Dowd

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2004
Kayaking, Handbooks & Manuals
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2004
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Sea kayaking has come a long way since this informative manual was published more than twenty years ago. From an offbeat pastime enjoyed by an adventurous few, the sport has become an industry into intself. Veteran passler John Dowd's readable, well-illustrated guide still stands as the ""bible"" for both new and experienced kayakers. It provides up-to-date information on:
Paddling equipment and techniqueSolo and assisted rescue proceduresNavigation in diverse weather conditionsSound seamanship and good risk managementTrip planning and leadershipKayaking for people with special needsAs more and more paddlers take to the water, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.


About the author

John Dowd is a true adventurer, as well as a writer and photojournalist. He has worked as a seaman on a Danish freighter out of Libya; taught at New Zealand's Anakiwa Outward Bound School; paddled from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt in Chile on assignment for National Geographic; and established himself in the Guinness Book of World Records by leading a 3600 kilometer kayak expedition from Venezuela to Miami along the Caribbean island chain. He is the author of Hogsty Reef and Rare and Endangered. He lives in Canada.

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