Paddling safely requires, above all, the exercise of good judgment. And part of developing good judgment is understanding the challenges and hazards inherent in any situation and one's own ability to meet them. What are the essentials of kayak touring? Safety - to safely paddle on calm flatwater, perform self-rescue, and respond to emergencies. Enjoyment - to become aware of paddling opportunities and the rewards of lifetime participation in paddling. Skills - to acquire the ability to safely and enjoyably paddle on calm flatwater Essentials of Kayak Touring features: * Real-life paddling scenarios * Vital information on kayaking safety and technology * Illustrations and photographs of essential gear, boats, strokes, maneuvers, and rescue techniques * Review questions designed for the ACA's Essentials of Kayak Touring course * Detailed glossary of terms and important waterway safety informationAmerican Canoe Association Staff is the author of 'Essentials of Kayak Touring', published 2005 under ISBN 9780897325851 and ISBN 0897325850.