A thoroughly modern book on the traditional open canoe.
This book covers all aspects of the open canoe, from design to wilderness travel. What really sets it apart is its focus on canoeing techniques.
New in the 2nd edition:
New section on ‘vision pattern’, a method for creating a mental map of a rapid.
Expanded and re-written chapter on canoeing with children.
More techniques for improvised sailing.
More on advanced lining and tracking.
New solo rescue technique.
Inspirational canoe expedition examples.
Ray Goodwin is the UK’s best known and (many would go so far as to say) foremost canoe coach. By introducing some of the latest canoeing performance skills, based on what he has discovered through decades of coaching and guiding, he sets out to inspire a new generation of paddlers. Through clear language and the use of photographs acquired over many years of paddling around the world, he shares some real insights of the reality of canoeing; sometimes gritty, but always enthralling.
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