Kayaking, canoeing and sailing are exhilarating, demanding and hugely enjoyable outdoor pursuits. This practical guide offers a comprehensive introduction to all three sports, for those at all levels of experience and ability. All aspects of each sport are covered, from basic information on equipment and where best to sail or paddle, to expert tuition on the core skills and techniques you will need - such as launching, rigging, tacking, paddling, capsizing and rescue. Packed with expert advice, professional hints and tips and illustrated with more than 1500 photographs and diagrams, this book contains everything you need to know about these thrilling aquatic sports.
Bill Mattos has competed in freestyle kayaking to World Championship level as a member of the '95 and '97 GB Freestyle Team, and has been a winner at the Bitches Rodeo in Wales. Jeremy Evans is a yachting and action sports journalist of many years standing. He has been a regular contributor to Yachts & Yachting.