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Sea kayaking safety & rescue : from mild to wild, the essential guide for beginners through experts

Author: John Lull
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Wilderness Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lull
ISBN: 9780899974767 0899974767
OCLC Number: 263039398
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Building a safety foundation: Getting into shape, developing skills, acquiring good judgement, mastering seamanship, managing risk, facing and managing fear, adapting to changing conditions, gaining self-reliance --
2. Sea kayaking domains: Protected waterway, inland marine waterway, open water and open-water crossing, open ocean, surf zone, ocean rock gardens --
3. Equipment selection and use: the kayak and its components, choosing a kayak, clothing, safety accessories --
4. Assisted deep-water rescues: Bow rescue, capsizing and the wet exit, T-rescue, side-rescue, rescues with double kayaks, special circumstances --
5. Self-Rescues: Self-rescue for sit-on-top kayaks, paddlefloat rescue, paddlefloat reentry roll, reentry roll, scramble rescue, self-rescue for double kayaks. 6. Rescues in surf and ocean rock gardens: swimming, assisted rescues, self-rescues, expect the unexpected --
7. The Eskimo roll: learning to roll, the combat roll, mastering the Eskimo roll --
8. Backup strategies: four levels of defense, backups in action, rescue hierarchy, rescue limitations, keep your backups in good working order --
9. Towing: towline setup, towing configurations, retrieving and towing a loose kayak, be ready --
10. Weather and sea conditions: waves, wind, the Beaufort wind scale, paddling techniques in wind and rough water, fog, weather predictions and local knowledge. 11. Tides and currents: understanding tidal currents, paddling in current, handling tide rips, key points for dealing with tides and currents --
12. Dealing with boat traffic: rules of the road, general procedures in boat traffic, dealing with different types of boat traffic --
13. Safety in surf and ocean rock gardens: wave dynamics, basic safety in surf, surf technique, basic safety in ocean rock gardens, rock garden strategies, specific rock garden techniques --
14. Risk assessment: risk management and trip planning, rating the risk, bailout potential, kayaking domains --
15. Group safety through teamwork: the team concept, guided trips, club trips, private groups, transforming your group into a team --
16. Training: instruction, important skills, training site selection, learning progression, putting it all together --
17. Fine-tuning your strokes: key principles, stroke components, sweep strokes, draw strokes, linking strokes and compound strokes --
Glossary --
Resources --
Index.
Other Titles: Sea kayaking safety and rescue
Responsibility: John Lull.

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