It has been written by a number of highly respected UK Paddlers and edited by renowned paddler Franco Ferrero. Contributors to the BCU Coaching handbook include Bill Taylor, Nick Draper, Chris Hodgson Dino Heald, Bob Timms, Lara Tipper, Sue Hornby, Leo Hoare, Graham Campbell, Ian Coleman, Nigel Robinson, Loel Collins and Pete Caterall.
The Canoe and Kayak Handbook is split up into many chapters and this starts with a history of UK Paddlesports. it then continues on to give information on kayak design, canoe skills, kayak skills, safety and leadership, coaching, river access and then then many forms of paddlesport that include; canoe slalom, kayak slalom, white water racing, kayak polo and many many more.
To make sure that as a new comer to the world of paddlesport, they have included a good number of colour pictures and photos. Some of the photos may even offer inspiration to try something different!
In the event that you do not know what some of the specifc paddling terms mean, there is a comprehensive glossary in the rear of the book.
Publisher - Pesda Press.
Authors - Franco Ferrero
Format - Paperback
Pages - 384
Publication Date - 1st April 2006
Updated - N/A
ISBN 13 - 9780954706166
ISBN 10 - 0954706161