Welcome Aboard Popeye..
I just returned back into sailing my self after a 30 year hiatus..although I always maintained a power boat of some sort.
It only felt like I had been away for a couple weeks once I hoisted the sail...albeit only one so far..
..my point is if you knew how to sail you did not forget it..OK...go for it and have fun...By the way I went from 24 to 41 in that jump so no big deal there either.
Sorry about you loss also...Sailnet just lost one of our own kids as well.