Join Date: May 2002
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My only suggestion is that you enrol in any sailing class you can find. The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US Power Squadron offer good ones that are very inexpensive. Also, the YMCA often offers sailing classes.
Otherwise, I'm amazed that you figured out how to rig the boat. If you've never sailed before, the hardware can be confounding. You did well, and each time you go out, it'll get better.