It's my belief that sailors are born and not made. I know people who have been sailing for years and still seem to have no clue and others who walk on to a yacht and just get it. Have you heard of Chay Blyth? he attemped to be the 1st person to sail round the world
nonstop,solo and unassisted in 1968(?). when he left harbour he had not sailed even once. He had a friend sail next to him as he left so he could watch and copy them as they put up the sails
. Not that I am suggesting that you do that. By all means learn all you can but remember common sense is key.