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This guide, written by international expert Derek Hutchinson, is a thorough guide to coastal and open-ocean expeditions by sea kayak. It covers long-distance paddling techniques, seamanship, and kayak styles and equipment. It also features first aid and wilderness medical practices, tandem kayaks and sailing rigs, the latest techniques for solo and group rescues, and maneuvers for handling wind, surf, and currents. Packed with handling and rescue techniques vital to solo kayakers and expedition leaders, the new edition of this classic title goes beyond basics to offer greater expertise from the leading name in the sport. 25 color photographs, 95 color illustrations.
About the Author
Derek Hutchinson, an avid kayaker for almost half a century, is the leading international authority on sea kayaking. He is Coach Grade 5 in White Water, Sea, and Open Canoe. In 1972 he was awarded the status of Senior Coach in the British Canoe Union and was for many years Vice-Chairman of The National Coaching Committee and was its longest continuous serving member. He is a member of the Sea Touring Committee and the BCUs Expeditions Committee. Hutchinson has also designed paddles and many of the worlds leading sea kayaks, including the first fiberglass sea kayak to incorporate such safety items as watertight hatches, bulkheads, and fixed deck lines. In 1976 he wrote the first book on the sport of sea kayaking
"There are few books that offer as much information as this one. . . . You can kayak without knowing this information, but going beyond the recreational stage is made much easier after reading Expedition Kayaking."--Canoe & Kayak
"Hutchinson stresses that neither age nor sex is a barrier in this sport, but planning and careful preparation are all-important. His considerable experience, the clear illustrations, and interesting passages from early kayak explorers' texts, along with a dry wit and a very personal style of writing, make this a pleasure to read."--Library Journal