Paddling in kayaks and canoes has come a long way since the days of the Inuit and native North American peoples who invented it. Now one of the fastest growing adventure sports worldwide, paddling offers enormous scope for young children, teenagers and adults alike in terms of recreational fun, touring trips and camping holidays. This practical book, written by one of the most exciting new writers on the subject, offers a comprehensive introduction to the sport and a more advanced course: it is aimed at both beginners and established paddlers seeking to broaden their experience.
The introduction gets back to basics with a look at paddling as a mode of transport predating the wheel, and traces its development as a sport through to the present day. 256 pages PB