Originally Posted by emcentar
...What else can I do to prepare for the transition? I have no experience sailing under power, anchoring, docking under power, wheel steering, etc...Thoughts? Any suggestions or tips for making the transition from dinghy to cruising?
Yes, have you taken the free online Boating Safety course from Boat/US?
Here is the link: BoatUS Courseline
Next, have you taken all the low cost Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, starting with the Sailing Skills and Seamanship course?
Here is the link: Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Official Web portal
Next, have you taken all the low cost U.S. Power Squadron courses?
Link here: United States Power Squadrons® Safe boating fun thru education