Great post, Lemonshirt. My wife and I took our C22 out for the first time just a couple weeks ago. Neither of us had any sailing experience but a weekend ASA class. Thank goodness we opted to do it in a lake and not the gulf of Mexico, because it happened to be gusting 23 mph that day. Couple times when the boat heeled over pretty good I just about soiled myself. Our raggedy old jib actually ripped apart whilst the wife was attempting to get it down.
Unfortunately, she loved it and will never let me go sailing without her.