Once again, thanks to all. You cannot know how much each of you has helped to encourage me to continue on. I just read somewhere that some sailing programs do not allow husband/wife in the same group, and now I understand why. At the beginning they asked if we wished to be together or in different groups, and we chose "together". My thought is that, at the end of this course, if I'm still not comfortable, I'm going to look into taking another course without my husband, who just can't understand what there is to be so nervous about....
I'll let you know how our final outing goes - thanks again everyone!