One thing you can do setting at home is to study the Coast Guard's Rules Of the Road ( learn how to navigate with other boats and ships )
As a guy that grew up sailing catamarans ( Hobie cat
16 ) , the feeling is different with only about 5 deg heal instead of 35 deg heal on a monohull
, I've had both. Sailing is about feeling the breeze and gusts and learning
to feather and not fly a hull
, you get better speeds. There's probably some good instructional vidios to watch especially on a boat like you will be sailing on.