About this title: 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--from the basics to specialized gear for expeditions into all types of conditions. 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.
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