Thanks for the encouragement. I am actually planning on taking some lessons. My coworker has been sailing for many years and belongs to the local YC so I am planning on taking a lesson through his connections.
I figured out the rigging based on the internet. There is a lot of info on O'day Javelins so with thought and a few good web sites and tapping into the memories of sailing when I was a kid we managed.
Again, thanks for the info and encouragement in this journey.