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No reason you shouldn't be able to learn to sail on a boat that size. A smaller boat would give you a bit better feedback in terms of sail trim and boat balance, but that shouldn't affect your ability to learn on your boat. I'd highly recommend that you take, at minimum, an ASA 101 type basic keelboat handling course, since that will give you the basics and give you a pretty good idea of what you need to learn to at least get safely started.

I'd also recommend you get Dave Seidman's The Complete Sailor, which is by far one of the best books for novice sailors, and is quite easy to read, yet covers a fairly broad range of sailing topics.

I'd also recommend you read this post get the most out of your time on sailnet.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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