I'd suggest that you can choose a workshop or seminar in a location you enjoy and have fun with it, but if you've been studying and planning for five years, you can roll up that yellow hammock and take it on board. If you're thinking about begining your cruising on the US East Coast
, there are easy streches and short passages where good weather
choices can make cruising very easy. I know I have not answered your question other than to say that cruising itself can be an easy teacher in the right location.