I just found this boating school that offers a free sailing lesson for up to 6 people. beginning in April.
Just thought I would post this for people like me who are just getting started.
saildc. com/default.aspx Mariner Sailing School - Alexandria, VA
I am too new to post a link so I broke the link by adding a space before and after the Period in ". com"
I have no affliation with school, nor will I make any money by sending people there. just happen to find it this morning