A buddy of mine, myself and my wife have all signed up for Basic Keelboat at the Presidio Yacht Club in the Bay Area. Hopefully it will be very informative. None of us have any sailing experience, but all three of us are motivated and interested in learning
You mentioned signing on as crew with a competent skipper
. That's a good idea. My wife and I recently joined a local flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and one of the officers is a sailing instructor. I think I'll see if I can sign on for one of his over night trips. Thanks for the suggestion.