"Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation" contains all the information needed to chart an accurate course, whether touring locally, or on open water or between islands-or icebergs. Whether a novice or a seasoned veteran, whether paddling calm or choppy waters, whether a kayaker or a sailor, you will benefit from this book's indespensible knowledge. This comprehensive resource also includes up-to-date details on new technology that can aid navigation, including the latest in compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and Internet sources for tracking marine weather forecasts. The book also provides updates on harbor security restrictions that were instituted after 9-11. With this guide, both amateurs and experienced seamen can paddle the seas safely and confidently.
FUNDAMENTALS OF KAYAK NAVIGATION: Master the Traditional Skills and Latest Technologies, 4th edition (Falcon)
This paddling guide is fully revised and redesigned, and takes beginners through traditional navigation methods up through state-of-the-art electronic navigation. Maps, charts, illustrations, and photos accompany explanations of compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and internet Web site listings for tracking marine forecasts. The information and navigation systems laid out in this guide can be used around the world for one of the fastest-growing recreational sports.
David Burch is the director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, and has been teaching navigational skills for thirty years. He is a former Fulbright scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas. With more than 65,000 miles of blue-water sailing experience, he writes for many boating magazines in addition to teaching.