Aloha and welcome aboard!
I recommend a basic sailing course and the book "Start Sailing Right."
You'll find there are many opinions on the subject of learning
how to sail on this forum. The very best way to learn is to find what is comfortable for you and at your own pace. There are lots of books
in the library on the subject.
Some sailing clubs, like mine, have sailing instruction for free or at little cost and because you are hearing from sailors with all types and kinds of experiences it is one of the best ways to learn.