Teamwork is the key to tandem kayaking. Learn to paddle your “two-man” kayak in harmony.
Book Description: The topic of this book is to address the needs of tandem sit-on-top kayakers. It covers the basic skills necessary to have fun kayaking, safely, in the moderate conditions that average tandem kayakers might encounter.
If you are a solo sit-on-top kayaker, you should read the first book in this series: “Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner’s Guide.” Both books are written to stand alone as beginning instruction to get you out on the water. Each book, however, does contain some unique information of interest to anyone taking up the sport.
In just 96 pages this paperback giude introduces tandem paddlers to their craft, its features, and the equipment needed to best enjoy the sport. It covers all the basic strokes and entry techniques. The book then goes on to discuss conditions that kayakers face while paddling: from wind and waves to oceans and fresh water. An easy read, graced with over 60 illustrations, charts and checklists. It gives the basics of touring, fishing, camping, surfing, diving and even how to transport your tandem on your car and over land.
Reviews of Tom's previous book “Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner’s Guide.”:
Dennis Spike, Coastal Kayak Fishing: "The CKF Guides and management have reviewed Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide" and clanked mugs! A tremendously successful effort, SOTK will quickly prove to be a valuable tool for all entry-level paddlers as well as all the informally trained veterans. We like the book so much we plan on adding its exposure to the CKF Schools curriculum."
Sonny Norris, Central Florida PaddleMasters paddling club: "I have been paddling for 40 years now and have two words for your book: "Great Job!"
About the Author : From his youth on the Charles River, Tom Holtey has accumulated 21 years experience in the paddle sports industry with a foundation in canoeing and traditional sea kayaking. He has been involved in the sit-on-top field for the past 16 years pioneering this new branch of the sport. Trained and practiced in wilderness trip planning - from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine to the tropical coastlines of the Hawaiian Islands - Tom, an alumni of the National Outdoor Leadership School or N.O.L.S., has lead and taught the novice adventurer under many varied conditions. It was while teaching courses in sit-on-top kayaking at the University of Hawaii that much of his writing efforts began to take form. During this time, he managed a kayak retail store in Honolulu and worked with members of the local kayak club, Hui Wa’a Kaukahi, where many developments in the sport have been made. Tom is the author of the best selling book on the subject of sit-on-top kayaking, "Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide." In the fall of 1999 Tom and his wife Athena founded TopKayaker.net, an online magazine and information exchange for kayakers now in archive.