At last, a practical, hands-on manual of navigation techniques for the coastal kayaker! Lee Moyer, sea kayak designer, manufacturer, instructor, and store owner, reveals all the techniques a sea kayaker needs to know to be safe on open water. Lee's straightforward, practical simplified approach will make the reader want to run right out and try the techniques described. Who would have thought learning navigation could be such fun! Learn how to plan a trip (including full chart preparation); plot a course (including open-water crossings and island-hopping); read charts and compasses (including knowing the difference between magnetic and true north, and how to use each); account for current, wind, and waves in your planning and paddling; paddle at night; avoid the other guys on the water. This book will help you become a safer kayaker and give you the tools to have more fun on the water!