Rough Water Handling

Rough Water Handling by Doug Cooper is a practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently in rough water and advanced conditions.

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Author: Doug Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1906095345

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Rough Water Handling by Doug Cooper is a practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently in rough water and advanced conditions. For intermediate and advanced paddlers, Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The technical, tactical, physiological and psychological aspects of these skills are covered in the areas of: high wind paddling, moving water, surf, rock hopping, tide races, open crossings and rolling. Rough Water Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 4 and 5 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions). Doug has spent a lifetime playing and working in the outdoors! He is at his happiest when exploring new parts of the world or challenging himself and others to improve their skills; this he has been doing for over twenty years. With a constant lust for adventure, Doug has sea kayaked all over the world including Greenland, Iceland, Norway's Lofoten Islands, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Corsica, Sardinia and Croatia. His whitewater kayaking and mountaineering has also taken him on adventures around the globe. At present Doug works as Head of Paddlesport at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Centre. Here his love of helping others learn and improve is put to good use every day, when he works as a BCU Level 5 Sea and Whitewater Coach, Level 4 Surf Coach and a Mountain and Ski Instructor. Doug is the author of Sea Kayak Handling and co-authored Scottish Sea Kayaking (Pesda Press), a selective guide to sea kayaking in Scotland.

Sea Kayaking

This book will help enthusiasts get the most out of their time on the water. With stunning photography, fun illustrations, and knowledge passed on by an expert paddler and instructor, this is a must-have for all sea kayakers.

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Author: Alex Matthews

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1565236335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 843

Whether your interest is in paddling in more challenging conditions, or in learning new skills and concepts that will boost your confidence for more sheltered paddling, Sea Kayaking: Rough Waters will help you get the most out of your time on the water. With stunning photography by Jock Bradley and Paul Villecourt, fun illustrations, and a gold mine of knowledge passed on by expert paddler and instructor, Alex Matthews, Sea Kayaking: Rough Waters is a must-have for all sea kayakers.

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

But kayak surfing also has many practical applications for the sea kayaker. It is the single most important skill for the ocean kayaker. Having this skill will increase your safety and ability to handle rough water anywhere.

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Author: John Lull

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899975474

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 589

The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.

Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Connecticut Rhode Island and the Long Island Sound

Carl Tjerandsen, the grandfather of rough water/reef sea kayak play in the Fishers Island and Block Island Sound areas, taking a break on the ocean side of Napatree Point. PHOTO DAVID FASULO side of the point offers nice beach cruising, ...

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Author: David Fasulo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493024469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 540

The kayak touring, stand up paddling, and kayak fishing along the Connecticut and Rhode Island coast is some of the finest in the country. Most of these waters are protected from large ocean swells, while ocean currents allow for lively waters and abundant sea life. These conditions permit beginners and experts alike to explore the many islands, coastal preserves, and dramatic coastlines in Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and Narragansett Bay. Along with over 100 photographs, Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Long Island Sound provides readers with over 40: Kayak tours, and rough water play areas, for the beginner and advanced paddler Preferred areas for Stand Up Paddlers Kayak fishing areas and tips Maps with overviews of the paddling circuits and launches Utilizing the author’s vast knowledge of these waters, Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Long Island Sound is an exceptionally comprehensive resource for all car-top boaters in this region.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking Rough Waters. Beachburg, ON: Heliconia Press, 2006. Moyer, Lee. Sea Kayak Navigation Simplified. Snohomish, WA: AlpenBooks, 2001. Mueller, Marge, and Ted Mueller. Afoot and Afloat: North Puget Sound and the Strait ofjuan de ...

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Author: Dan Henderson

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594853456

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 294

* Features 130 demonstrative photographs and 30 charts and illustrations * Written by a veteran paddling coach and expert in kayak stroke efficiency * Advice from expert contributors throughout adds full range of experience The latest addition to the award-winning Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills to Advanced Paddling Techniques, offers authoritative advice for paddlers of all levels, from beginners considering their first gear purchase to competitive kayakers looking to perfect their forward stroke. As a longtime paddling professional and National Team coach, author Dan Henderson draws from a lifetime of personal experience, teaching, and his academic research in exercise science to instruct readers on everything they need to know to get out on the water, including: * Gear -- how to pick the right kayak for your body size, skill level, and lifestyle * Foundations of safety, how to plan and prepare, and must-know advice for assisted and self-rescue * Basic paddling styles to advanced techniques (side slipping, edging, bracing) * Techniques for a range of conditions caused by wind, waves, currents, swells, and more * Expedition planning and camping * Getting the most out of kayaking for fitness “Dan’s participation in paddlesports is celebrated by a lifetime of contribution to the sport, friendships that span the globe and professional success across all disciplines of paddling. The opportunity to learn from Dan’s experience will only add to your enjoyment and success in the sport.” -- Joe Jacobi, Chief Executive Officer USA Canoe/Kayak

Sea Kayaking Illustrated

LINCOLN WILLIAMS stable at rest tippy when tilted ( wide waterline ) ( skinny waterline ) secondary stability emphasized & ur 809 A ... A kayak with good secondary stability may seem tippy in flatwater but at ease in rough seas .

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Author: John Robison

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071392343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 991

For some learners a picture is worth a thousand words--and this lavishly illustrated volume proves the rule. The expert advice and lively illustrations combine to offer serious how-to instruction in an entertaining fashion to sea kayakers of all levels. Developed by an ACA-certified instructor over years of paddling and education, this complete program provides a visual tour of all that sea kayaking can offer, including ingenious tips on advanced paddling techniques, navigation and safety, and more.

The Greatest Lake

His was the first North American paddle shop to import sleek and slender, rough-water-inspired, British-built sea kayak designs, and to offer paddle-sports training through the notoriously stringent British Canoe Union.

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Author: Conor Mihell

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459702462

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 553

Mihell offers a compelling image of Lake Superior's Canadian shore through colorful personality sketches, adventure stories, and environmental accounts. Mihell's stories build on Lake Superior's rich and varied history and support its critical place in Canadian culture.

Sea Kayak

When paddling in rough water and especially the tidal race environment , you will get more response from your kayak if the skeg is retracted . A well - known sea kayak coach , when paddling in a Jersey tidal race , was struggling to ...

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Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 095470617X

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 188

View: 992

This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.

Sea Kayaking

A Guide for Sea Canoeists Philip Woodhouse ... It is well worth learning and developing a technique that works for you in rough water and windy conditions that you can perform on both sides (left and right). On-side and off-side are ...

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Author: Philip Woodhouse

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452508498

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

View: 541

In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic safety and survival strategies , as well as a brief overview about the history and various types of canoeing.. There is also a comprehensive glossary to assist the reader in understanding the terms and concepts discussed in the main text. Woodhouses work differs from most manuals about sea kayaking in that it is written from the perspective of someone who paddles the Southern Hemisphere. As such, the major differences between the two hemispheresweather patterns, navigation, laws, and terminologyare discussed, as well as compared to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. In the end, paddling skills are paddling skills, hypothermia is hypothermia, and twenty-five-knot winds are twenty-five-knot winds. A three-metre tidal range can still produce a long haul across mud flats when the tide is outand landing through two-metre surf is still scary (though a lot of fun), no matter where you paddle.

Welsh Sea Kayaking

The overfalls that form to the east of the headland extend between 1-2km offshore and can give rise to big seas in ... possible : either stay with the fast - moving water in the main tidal race offshore , or cross the rough water as ...

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Author: Jim Krawiecki

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 0954706188

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 272

View: 728

A selection of fifty great sea kayak voyages around the coast of Wales. From the Dee Estuary to the Bristol Channel, the Welsh coastline in all its varied guises provides a fantastic playground for the sea kayaker. The fifty journeys selected cover all of the interesting parts of the coast and provide easy sheltered paddles, testing offshore trips for the adventurous and everything in between. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, this book is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.

Bug Out

Despite the utility of a good canoe, I have a strong bias in favor of sea kayaks when it comes to human-powered ... Because of this ability to go anywhere on the water, from rough seas to inland rivers, you should give sea kayaks ...

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Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569758311

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. • Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. • Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. • Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization. Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots. Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: • The Pacific Coast • The Rocky Mountains • The Desert Southwest • The Heartland • The Lakes and Big Woods of the North • The Gulf Coast • The Appalachians • The Atlantic Coast

Ultimate Canoe Kayak Adventures

Head to Florida, a state that pioneered the United States' water trail concept featuring a linked set of campsites ... It's also best to tackle it in sea kayaks; afternoon winds can create white caps and rough water, which can wash over ...

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Author: Eugene Buchanan

Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

ISBN: 9781118403624

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 213

This book is stunningly illustrated and has something for everyone, from whitewater adrenaline junkie to extreme sea kayaker. The adventures cover every sort of paddling venue - from mountain chasms, gentle rivers and lakes to crashing surf, dramatic coasts and the oceans beyond them. Paddle from the frozen wastes of Alaska to the tropical rivers of South America. Explore the rivers and seas of Europe and visit the stunning waters of the Far East and Australasia. Striking full page photographs are matched with lively text that brings the 100 canoeing and kayaking adventures to life.

Forty Wooden Boats

Spectators watching sea kayaks working into big waves often comment on the daring of the paddlers . In fact , blasting to windward is the easiest part of rough - water kayaking in terms of the skills required . Sea kayaks , with their ...

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Author: Wooden Boat Magazine

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 0937822329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 879

This is the third major catalog of boat plans compiled by Cynthia Curtis, Doug Hylan and Mike O'Brien. Other books are 'Fifty Wooden Boats' and 'Thirty Wooden Boats'.

Basic Illustrated Sea Kayaking

Start in calm, shallow (even knee-deep) water to work out the rough edges of any new technique before moving to ... For now, assuming he's capable, the simplest is just to leave him where he is, hanging on to the kayak by the cockpit.

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Author: Roger Schumann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493024582

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 979

This exciting and demanding sport is much different than its flat-water sibling, with different equipment and techniques, all of which are covered in Basic Illustrated Sea Kayaking. Full-color images cover the many sea kayak models and accessories, as well as important information on tides and currents, packing and loading tips for comfort and safety, and a glossary chock-full of helpful terminology. You'll discover how to perfect your paddle stroke, perform self rescues and assisted rescues, paddle and navigate safely, pack your sea kayak for an expedition, and get your kayak on and off your vehicle.

Knack Kayaking for Everyone

... forward as we make long openwater crossings. Seakayaks have also accommodated our personal growth in terms of paddling skills. ... As a result, we have confidence in the boats whether having a calm day paddle or battling rough seas.

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Author: Bill Burnham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 589

Knack Kayaking for Everyone is the most visually driven and yet informative guide to every aspect of an aquatic sport whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. The first chapters comprise an idea-packed buying guide to kayak design, kayak features, accessories, and gear. The book then presents step-by-step information on transporting, launching and landing, basic and advanced strokes, techniques, navigation, rescues, and expedition planning. In addition, it fully explores recreational (flatwater) kayaking, whitewater kayaking, and sea kayaking, providing instructions for each. Ideas for fun and games and special paddlers (children, the elderly, the handicapped) are also included, as are chapters on weather and first aid.

Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California

Rating routes is problematic because sea conditions often vary drastically from day to day. Some areas can change from dead ... Intermediate: Those with enough skill and experience to handle choppy water comfortably in wind to 15 knots.

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Author: Roger Schumann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762793983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 790

Describes the best sea kayaking trips in Central and Northern California, including whitewater, stillwater, and coastal excursions. Includes detailed maps with access points and landmarks; flow charts indicating optimum floating seasons on rivers; and tide information for the ocean trips.

Canoeing The Essential Skills Safety

Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids $19.95 Sea Kayaking Rough Waters $19.95 Winter Backpacking $19.95 Ice Fishing: The Ultimate Guide $24.95 Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide 2nd Edition $24.95 Kayak Bass Fishing $24.95 Recreational Kayaking ...

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Author: Andrew Westwood

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781607650744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 127

Whether you enjoy small day trips around local lakes and slow-moving rivers, overnight trips, or expeditions, Andrew Westwood's thoughtful and clear breakdown of canoeing principles, skills and techniques makes this book a must-have for solo and tandem paddlers who are interested in maximizing their enjoyment of the canoe. Canoeing is for all levels of paddlers, providing beginners with the skills they need to maneuver a canoe effectively on flat water, and offering more experienced paddlers expert advice on how to hone their skills.

Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California 2nd

Rating routes is problematic because sea conditions often vary drastically from day to day. Some areas can change from dead ... Intermediate: Those with enough skill and experience to handle choppy water comfortably in wind to 15 knots.

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Author: Roger Schumann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762793976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 883

Sea kayaking opens up a whole world of exploration. It's an exciting way to enjoy the beauty of America's coastal regions. In Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California, readers are able discover the very best kayaking trips in the Pacific ocean. Drawing on the author's years of in-depth experience, Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California is essential reading for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. This new edition is totally revised and updated. Look inside to find: GPS coordinates for all launch sites and landmarks 7 new trips, now extending all the way south to Pismo Beach New “quick trips” sections in each area with basic launch site info for dozens more trips, including “Bay Area Lakes and Reservoirs” Where to find kayak rentals nearby Correct street addresses for launch sites that will work with your car’s GPS Addresses for important websites, including downloadable NOAA charts for many trips, National Weather Service Marine Forecasts and Aerial Photos of the launch sites for most trips, and Live Web Cams where available.

Sea Kayaking

Convenient as it may be, though, elastic shock cord is not reliable enough for permanent attachment in rough water, and you will eventually lose equipment stored under it. It is my opinion that the only objects on deck during a kayak ...

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Author: John Dowd

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781771641449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 804

Still regarded as “the bible” for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group. Drawing on his many years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards (from surf to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance expeditions. New for this edition are hints about digital technologies for planning and navigating while kayak touring as well as lots of tips for outfitting boats, adapting equipment and finessing fishing technique while kayak angling—whether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure, including Freya Hoffmeister’s record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers’ increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. Once the sport of a very few long-distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions, then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well. As more and more paddlers take to the water—for the day, the weekend or many months, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.

100 Boat Designs Reviewed

In fact , blasting to windward is the easiest part Marine's 17 - foot Sea Kayak might come from of rough - water kayaking in terms of the skill required . the same family , but they are second cousins – Sea kayaks , with their low ...

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Author: Peter H. Spector

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 0937822442

Category: Reference

Page: 264

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Well-known as the editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's Book of Days, Peter Spectre lives in Spruce Head, Maine.