Dirk Barends is a Dutch paddler and canoe-sport writer who's local paddling is on IJsselmeer: at 1100 km², the largest lake in Western Europe...
De open kano : handboek bij de keuze en het gebruik van de open kano
Published: De Vrieseborch (Haarlem, 1994)
Kanovaren : materialen en technieken
Published: ANWB (Den Haag, 1994)
Dirk's website contains assorted resources, and he has also been a valuable contributer to online communities for many years, most notably on MyCCR, but also on SongOfThePaddle and elsewhere.
Dirk is also one of the contributers to OpenKano.nl - website of the Dutch Canoe Federation