The ultimate how-to guide to kayaking and canoeing, both for novices and more experienced intermediate-level paddlers.

Expert instruction on mastering the basic skills as a beginner on flat water, and progressing to the challenges of white water, open water and the sea.

The practicalities of paddling: boats, clothing and equipment; reading weather conditions; understanding hydrodynamics

Keeping safe on the water: essential safety, rescue and first aid advice for paddlers