In Canoeing - The Essential Skills and Safety Book, beginner canoeists learn the skills they need to maneuver a canoe effectively on flat water, and more experienced paddlers get expert advice on how to hone their skills. Whether you enjoy small day trips around local lakes and slow-moving rivers, overnight trips, or expeditions, Andrew Westwood's thoughtful and clear breakdown of canoeing principles, skills, and techniques make this book a must-have for solo and tandem paddlers who are interested in maximizing their enjoyment of the canoe.
This book is great. Although I was an experienced scout with senior level canoe experience, it refreshed my knowledge, and helped explain canoeing basics to my grandchildren. It's simply written; easy to understand; and the illustrations are great. All of the family have used this prior to canoeing.