Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue

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BY: Gordon Brown
ISBN: 9781906095635
EDITION: first
FORMAT: paperback; 256 pages; 200x140; sewn binding; colour illustrations and photos


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Following on from his hugely successful book Sea Kayak, Gordon Brown brings his vast experience and unique style to this latest publication Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue.

Each chapter begins with a real-life incident which sets the scene and helps to emphasise what follows. The underlying principles are highlighted, practical lessons learnt and the hard skills explored in detail. Numerous colour photos complement and illustrate the text.

This book is essential reading for any sea kayaker, and will be enjoyed and valued by both novice and experienced paddlers alike.

Gordon Brown has recently moved from the Isle of Skye in Scotland to Vancouver Island in Canada. He has a lifetime’s experience of kayaking in all its forms and well over thirty years of coaching sea kayaking. In 1992 he completed both sea kayak and white water kayak BCU Level 5 coach qualifications, and was involved in the development, training and assessment of these awards until they were discontinued when the award scheme was reorganised. In 2016 he completed a Masters Degree in Performance Coaching and has produced a set of three instructional DVDs in the Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown series, the world’s first sea kayak rescue video, Over … and Out, as well as writing the book Sea Kayak also by Pesda Press.

Gordon believes that everyone has the potential to achieve more, and that a creative and supportive environment can lay the foundations for the greatest advances in personal development. He values the importance of taking time to reflect and learn from the experience. His most rewarding experiences are when helping someone else achieve their potential. He likes acoustic folk music, close friends and good food although not necessarily in that order.

Gordon has previously said that he has the best job in the world. He still believes that to be true and looks forward to his time on the water with all students.

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1 review for Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue

  1. cryerhome

    An ideal handbook to sea kayaking which was an invaluable resource as I prepared for my sea kayak leader award. I found the book very readable and informative on all sorts of things I had sort of picked up as I went but needed something in black & white to clarify exact practical points. These details helped me clear up a lot of grey areas in my knowledge and understanding and helped me feel more confident in my practice.

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