Ok I give, What is the manufacturer and the HIN # ?
If you dont know how to sail another good thing to put on your to do list is take lessons!
Having restored 2 old Venture sailboats (hull#6 of a 17 and a 23 cutter) i can tell you it is not at all like restoring a car. It is better, unless you are talking about a 1900-1960 woodie, to upgrade the boat with new parts as you go through it.
Good luck and have fun!