Welcome aboard. Courses are okay, but experience teaches the best scho0l and the lessons are longer remembered. There's a saying in tennis that applies to sailing as well: It takes a year to learn how to play tennis, it takes five years to become a tennis player.
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.