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British Canoe Union Coaching Handbook
This book is a mine of
useful information and practical tips. If you aspire to be a better
canoe or kayak coach, this is the book for you.
The book divides
into three sections: Part 1 deals with coaching theory and
fundamentals such as psychology and physiology explained in terms
that make sense to a practical coach. Part 2 looks at generic
coaching skills that will provide useful tools whatever discipline
the coach is involved in. It works its way from introducing people
to canoesport right through to coaching elite athletes. Part 3
looks at specific aspects of canoesport such as slalom, racing, sea
kayaking, white water kayaking, open canoeing and
White Water Safety &
Rescue: Franco Ferrero £15.95
edition. Covering topics from strategies for safely descending a
rapid, to making safe and recovering an injured person this guide
describes the essential knowledge for every recreational paddler and
professional river guide. Other topics covered include reading white
water, skilful paddling, equipment design plus a whole host of other
Canoe Poling: Harry Rock £9.99
Tall and Carrying the Big Stick
An important skill of the backwoods
paddler and river guide, canoe polling is the fastest way of
progressing upstream under human power, in shallow water it is often
the only way to progress either up or down stream. This guide teaches
the skills required to fill every paddler's dream of a dry trip and
also describes the world of competition polling.
Kayak Rolling - The Black Art Demystified : Loel Collins £9.99
A great instructional manual giving a visual approach to learning to
roll a kayak. The book is also a mine of useful information for the
coach looking for tools they can use when teaching kayak rolling
: Andy Jackson a Biography £14.99
Andy Jackson’s death in December 2004 robbed the Scottish outdoor
scene of an extraordinary personality. In this celebration of a truly
inspirational life we follow Andy on kayaking adventures in Norway,
Nepal, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Iceland, Turkey, Chile and of
course his native Scotland.
Stories and articles from Andy himself, his friends and family recount
his adventures with all the joie de vivre he showed; as a campaigner,
kayaker, skier and paraglider. From his scrapes with the ‘Polis’ and
authorities to his worldwide catalogue of first descents. Above all
Andy will be remembered for his ability to befriend and inspire
everyone he met.
Scottish Sea Kayaking
: D Cooper & G Reid £19.99
selection of 50 great sea voyages around the mainland of Scotland &
the Western Isles.
Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages.
Scotland’s first guidebook for sea kayakers
wishing to explore its amazing coastline and magical islands.
It brings together a selection of fifty great sea voyages around the
mainland of Scotland, from the Mull of Galloway in the SW to St Abb’s
Head on the east coast, as well as voyages in the Western Isles,
ranging from day trips to three day journeys.
Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout,
it is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will
provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys
Scottish Canoe Touring £14.95
An SCA Canoe & Kayak Guide
Where can I go canoeing?
Find the answers right
here, with 128 great canoe and kayak trips and 11 cross-Scotland
routes in a unique guide for those seeking gentler waters. A guide for
canoeists and kayakers to the gentle rivers, canals and lochs of
Scotland. This guide is aimed at those looking for calmer waters -
rivers, canals, inland lochs and sheltered sea lochs. Routes described
cater for all tastes, from those seeking an idyllic afternoon’s paddle
to those looking for a multi-day canoe-camping expedition.
complete introduction to open canoeing
A complete introduction to open canoeing.
Discover Canoeing is a journey through the sport of open canoeing,
its history, the modern canoe and the future. James Weir gives a fresh
approach to one of the oldest forms of transport known to man. Colour
photos and sequences show each of the techniques stage by stage, from
getting afloat on calm waters, paddling with a partner, going on a
trip or expedition, navigating rapids and righting yourself with an
Eskimo roll after a capsize. Full of tips, tricks and know-how, this
book has all you need to know to paddle your own canoe, stay safe and
The Canoe: An Illustrated History - Jim Poling £17.00
An Ilustrated History
This book explores the relationship between North Americans and the
canoe - from its place as a symbol of aboriginal mobility,
spirituality and craftsmanship to its role as an instrument for
trade, recreation and sport.
With historic accounts of famous canoe trips and infamous battles,
detailed explanations of canoe building - a craft that is very much
alive today - and more than 80 photographs, this is the must-reading
for paddlers and historians alike.
Water Pyrenees £15.95
The first quality guide in English. 1000km of river
desriptins with 30 full page river maps.
85 White water
rivers in France & Spain for Kayakers Canoeists and Rafters
Huge variety of runs from grade 2 - 5.
BCU Canoe & Kayak Handbook
The complete paddlesport reference book, a
completely re-written 3rd edition (now in full colour). Written by
enthusiastic and current British Canoe Union coaches and
practitioners, this book is an invaluable source of information for
both novice and expert alike. For the newcomer it will provide a firm
foundation in their chosen aspect of the sport. The coach or
experienced paddler will find it invaluable as an update to current
theory and practice; an introduction to new aspects of the sport; and
a pointer to other sources of information such as relevant books and
Scottish White Water -
290 runs on 231 rivers. Updated during 2004, with
the addition of 42 new rivers, a whole bag of new runs, and SEPA
online gauge information. Within, you will find descriptions of both
well-known classics and little-known gems. The guidebook covers the
length and breadth of the country and provides something for everyone,
whatever the conditions. Whether you are a whitewater novice or an out
and out hair boater, you need this book. With maps, pictures and first
hand accounts, here is a guide that captures the spirit of Scottish
whitewater. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards
protecting and enhancing access to the rivers that we all enjoy.
English White Water
250 river runs and play spots on 170 rivers. The
British Canoe Union Guide to the white water rivers of England. The
first comprehensive guide to the white water rivers, play spots and
artificial white water courses of England. Here you will find
descriptions of both well-known classics and little-known gems. It
covers the length and breadth of England and provides something for
everyone, whatever the conditions. Whether you are a white water
novice or an out-and-out hair boater, you need this book. Produced in
the same format as the acclaimed Scottish White Water guide and
illustrated with maps, symbols and photos, this guide is an essential
tool for canoeists and kayakers.
Sea Kayak : Gordon Brown £15.95
This book is a modern guide to sea
kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a
highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5
sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge
with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach.
In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology,
boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and
rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races,
expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and
resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book
printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over
seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential
modern manual for the sea kayaker.
Classics : Eddie Palmer £15.99
Canoe & Kayak Trips
An illustrated guide to some of the finest tours of Scotland’s
waterways. Wild lochs, placid canals and broad rivers, as they can
only be seen from a canoe or kayak. Eddie has chosen his favourite
twenty-five inland touring routes and described them in great detail.
The routes are beautifully illustrated with numerous colour photos and
maps. The selected routes are suitable for open canoes, sit-on-tops
and touring kayaks. Many of them can be tackled as a single voyage or
a series of day trips, with campsites en route. The journeys are all
accessible but highly varied, taking place on inland lochs, sheltered
sea lochs and rivers (of an easy nature, up to grade two). A wonderful
book for planning voyages and inspiring dreams, or sharing your
experiences with others.
Welsh Sea Kayaking:
Jim Krawiecki & Andy Biggs £19.99
Fifty Great Sea
A selection of fifty great sea kayak voyages around the coast of
From the Dee Estuary to the Bristol Channel, the Welsh coastline in
all its varied guises provides a fantastic playground for the sea
kayaker. The fifty journeys selected cover all of the interesting
parts of the coast and provide easy sheltered paddles, testing
offshore trips for the adventurous and everything in between.
Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout,
this book is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It
will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys
As well as providing essential information on where to start and
finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to
stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing
through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history,
geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals.
A fascinating read and an inspirational book.
Pub Paddles :
Best Short Canoe Trips in
This is an inspiring, high quality
paddling guidebook for the South East of England. It is written for
the recreational, non-specialist paddler and the trips are suitable
for all kinds of canoes, kayaks, sit-on-tops and inflatables. The
guidebook will also be useful for group leaders planning organised
•A family-friendly guide.
•26 easy but interesting paddling trips. Mostly 1-3 hours long, within
an hour or two of London and with good access and parking.
•Pubs and tea shops. Castles and camping. Canoe and kayak hire.
Produced in association with Canoe England. All trips thoroughly
researched, selected, and tested by
Peter Knowles. Peter is a world renowned expedition kayaker who has
written and produced many popular and successful guide books.
Canoeing : Ray Goodwin
This book covers all aspects of the open canoe, from design to
wilderness travel. What really sets it apart is its focus on canoeing
A thoroughly modern book on the
traditional open canoe.
Ray Goodwin is one the UK’s best known canoe coaches. By introducing some of the latest canoeing
performance skills, based on what he has discovered through decades of
coaching and guiding, he sets out to inspire a new generation of
paddlers. Through clear language and the use of photographs acquired
over many years of paddling around the world, he shares some real
insights of the reality of canoeing; sometimes gritty, but always
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