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Playing in Tide Races

Learning to handle a following sea is a normal part of any sea kayaker's development. This short guide gives descriptions and clear pictures demonstrating boat handling in fast and potentially large tide races, the basics of which will also be applicable in more modest conditions.  First published in Ocean Paddler Magazine, it is reproduced here by kind permission of the author Phil Clegg of Sea Kayaking Anglesey.


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