I have been lurking here for a while.
My wife and I just got done at Stockton Lake, MO with ASA
101 & 103. It was our first "real" sailing experience.
First day hardly any wind
Second day way too much wind
. We were reefed in the whole day.
Third day, we were reefed in most of the day and then let everything out to go on a broad reach with full wings out.
Number one thing I learned, I need a lot more practice before I go down to the Caribbean
It was a lot of fun. However, the first time you hit that 30 degree heel, it is a bit tense.