From the Back Cover
The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the experienced. It describes equipment, basic and advanced techniques (including those for rolling and rescues), weather and navigation, and is illustrated throughout by the author's own drawings and by spectacular color photographs.
This new edition has been completely updated in line with the latest sea kayaking developments. The existing sections have been revised and new sections have been added, including choosing a kayak and paddles, a new deepwater rescue method, dealing with mudflats and quicksand, and how to compile your own local weather chart. A new chapter on racing makes a welcome addition to the book. Updated illustrations and additional historic photographs have been included, making this the essential resource for sea kayakers everywhere.
About the Author
Derek C. Hutchinson joined the British Canoe Union Coaching Scheme in 1963 and has since become an international authority on sea kayaking. He has led major kayaking expeditions all over the world and travels extensively throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, lecturing and coaching at all levels.