My wife and I also did the double course from BWSS. We had experience sailing but not cruising. I would say my wife benefited from the week more than myself. For one week she could not ask me what to do and I could not tell her what to do. Her confidence grew!!! That was the first law from the instructor. We too had two others who were less experienced but wanted to learn. The instructor structured the class so that each one of us could get what we were looking for. The boat was also less than cherry, but qualified and we had no major breakdowns, the few problems we had were great experience builders and problems you could run into on a brand new boat. We had a great instructor and other students were super, which made for a great week. Attitude is 90% of the experience.