Got on this Forum to learn about sailing and to get advise as I move toward cruising lifestyle. I am taking a mini retirement and want to use the time to learn about sailing, cruising and maybe circumnavigation. Looks like a wealth of knowledge here!
Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
If you haven't had much sailing experience I'd recommend a Basic Sailing Course. Shop around your area for the least expensive. That usually is found at sailing or yacht clubs.