Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide

Sea Kayaking: A Woman\'s Guide
By:Johnson, Shelley;
Pub Date:May 22nd 1998
Format:Paperback 144 pages
ISBN:0070329559 / 9780070329553
Your Price:$14.95 ADD TO CART
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The only complete women's guide to sea kayaking. Shelley Johnson, a professional guide and kayak instructor, takes you through the process of becoming a kayaker, from deciding where you will paddle, to dealing with common fears and stumbling blocks.... .getting quality instruction. . .choosing your boat. . .learning paddling techniques. . .and planning your trips.


Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

What defines sea kayaking?

About this book

Chapter 1: The Female Sea Kayaker

A good match for women

How and why they got started

Finding your own style

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Starting out right

Other options for getting started

How does it feel?

Common concerns

Chatper 3: Getting Friendly with Your Boat

Naming of the parts

Getting adjusted

Carrying your boat

Getting your boat on and off a vehicle

Getting in and out

Balance and the art of staying upright

Chapter 4: Paddle Strokes and Controlling Your Boat

Getting to know your paddle

Paddle strokes

Chapter 5: Essential Skills for Getting Away From It All

The wet exit

Gear to get you back in

The solo reentry

The assisted reentry

The Eskimo roll

Chapter 6: Your Equipment

Kayaks

Paddles

Safety equipment and accessories

Clothing as safety gear

Care and feeding for equipment

Chapter 7: Putting It All Together

Staying on course

Waves

Wind

Tides and tidal currents

Using the land: eddies in the ocean

Weather

The surf zone

Rules of the road and reality

Chapter 8: Hit the Water Trail

Navigation

Packing your kayak

A word about water trails

A low-impact vessel

Chapter 9: Tips and More Tips

Stretches for paddlers

To pee or not to pee

Paddling while pregnant

Bring along the family

Paddling with a disability

Chapter 10: Resources

Index


Backcover

Author Information

Downloads & Resources

Downloads



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