2003 National Outdoor Book Award WinnerStep-by-step photos on correct form and essential strokesIllustrated guide to river maneuvers plus information on gear, safety, choosing a canoeThis illustrated guide on the essential skills of canoeing should be required reading for anyone getting into the sport. A section on the mechanics of good paddling is followed by a catalog of the most important strokes, each illustrated in sequential photos, with concise text on the key points. Essential river maneuvers--eddy turns, peel-outs, and ferries--are demonstrated by the Olympic paddling team of Wayne Dickert and Horace Holden, Jr.

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Funny that there's a book on this.  I worked at a summer camp in college and we'd give teenagers 10 minutes of instruction before turning them loose on the river...

Thanks OP.

Thanks again Remick.

Thanks OP.

I learned canoeing in scouts.  They force you to learn to deal with a swamped canoe in stormy waters.  Crazily hard to deal with.  Couldn't do it now I'm too fat.


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