We are currently in the midst of a major refit
and aren't currently sailing other wise we'd be happy to help you out. As it is, the best recommendation I can give you is to suggest you sign your wife up for basic ASA
courses here: Sailing Classes - Charter Courses - BayAreaSailing.com
. Let her take the first courses by herself.
I highly, highly recommend waiting until you can get her in one of Joe Laughlin's classes
. He is great with beginners and especially with women. I took a couple of classes
there and had a not so great instructor ( wasn't just me, the other women in my class felt the same). I retook my courses with Joe and the difference was astonishing. My confidence and knowledge increased ten fold after just one day with Joe. I guess some people are just better teachers than others.
(FYI- I looked at the website and it looks like the Crappy Instructor is no longer there- not surprising. I have no knowledge of the other instructors but I'll stick with my previous rec.)