Building the Greenland Kayak
A Manual for Its Construction and Use
Paperback ISBN: 0071392378
This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.
The California Surf Project
Hardcover ISBN: 0811862828
Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.
Canoeing & Kayaking South Central Wisconsin
60 Paddling Adventures Within 60 Miles of Madison
Paperback ISBN: 1634040201
South-central Wisconsin provides an impressive array of opportunities for all types of paddling, including some of the very best daytrips in the entire state and even Upper Midwest.Paddling South Central Wisconsin by experienced paddler and author Timothy Bauer guides all types of paddlers, whether veteran or novice, through whitewater adrenaline or flatwater calm routes near Madison, Rockford, Janesville, Waukesha, and Milwaukee. This paddling guide is the perfect companion for those seeking the rowed less taken.
Canoeing With Jose
Paperback ISBN: 1571313214
The first time journalist Jon Lurie meets Jose Perez, the smart, angry, fifteen-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican draws blood. In these unlikeliest of circumstances, the two became friends. Five years later, both men are floundering. Lurie, now in his thirties, is newly divorced, depressed, and self-medicating. Jose is embedded in a haze of weed, women, and street feuds. Both lack a meaningful connection to their cultural roots: Lurie feels an absence of identity as the son of a Holocaust survivor who refuses to talk about her experience, and for Jose, whose Lakota heritage has been all but disappeared in the wake of urban social disintegration, communal history has been obliterated by centuries of oppression. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them. After years of admiring the journey described in Eric Arnold Sevareid’s 1935 classic account,Canoeing with the Cree, Lurie invites Jose to join him on the mythic two thousand mile journey along the Red River from Breckenridge, Minnesota to the Hudson Bay. A trip thateven in the best of conditionsis no easy feat. Faced with plagues of mosquitoes, extreme weather, suspicious law enforcement officers, tricky border crossings, and Jose’s preference for Kanye West to the great outdoors, the journey becomes an odyssey of self-discovery, restoration, and a search for community. Acknowledging the erased native histories that Sevareid’s prejudicial account could not perceive, and written in gritty, honest prose,Canoeing with Jose is poised to become a classic account of its own.
A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are
Hardcover ISBN: 1944824022
Learnand AppreciateWhat Master Navigators Have Practiced for Centuries in This Hands-on, Friendly Approach. Celestial navigation, in all its forms, is nearly as old as mankind. Anyone who can master its intricacies stands at the end of a long line of master navigators that is centuries oldan expert among many who would be lost with electronics. David Berson, a columnist for Ocean Navigator magazine and an instructor at both the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship and onboard the training schooner Ocean Star, offers here an approach that is refreshing, unique, and sure to attract a new generation of readers looking to demystify this essential art for sailors. Through his hands-on coursework Berson has developed a practical and learnable method of teaching that has appealed to a new generation of students. He will share his proven method here for the first time. While many books on celestial navigation insist this age-old art is needed only when electronics fail, Berson uses a unique approach that allows boaters to combine both the modern and the traditional. No other books does that. In Celestial Navigation, as he does in his popular column and classes, Berson simplifies the math that so often frightens and deters potential students. Berson takes the same approach with his writing that he does with his classes and columns,informal true-life anecdotes that entertain as well as educate. To Berson, celestial navigation is personal and valuable. Anyone reading this book will catch his contagious enthusiasm. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Challenge Workouts for Advanced Swimmers
Paperback ISBN: 1841262935
This is the third book in the series. It contains seventy-five advanced level workouts that focus on speed and yardage, with specific workouts for freestyle, individual medley, sprint and distance swimming. These workouts are appropriate for the self-coached swimmer and triathlete, as well as for coaches looking for workout content for the athletes they train.
Championship Swim Training
Paperback ISBN: 0736045430
This volume provides a roadmap for coaches and swimmers who want to follow a systematic and proven way to record-breaking times. It begins with Sweetenham's five golden rules for swimming that apply to all swimmers and is then divided into: techniques, drills and sets; and workouts and programmes.
Elegy of an Olympian
Paperback ISBN: 1617754447
A gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic swimmer discusses his early success, his retirement to engage on a spiritual journey and his return to worldwide competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Original.
Complete Conditioning for Swimming
Paperback ISBN: 073607242x
From more powerful strokes to quicker turns, propel yourself to improved times with Complete Conditioning for Swimming. This multidimensional training program uses fitness assessments to tailor strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises to each swimmer