Hey Pointy End!
Welcome from another newbie sailor! Took the plunge after a few lessons on Colgate 26 into a 30', my first. At first, people thought me crazy but heck, have been called worse names before! I figured after i bought the boat i had naught but one choice and that is to master it! Not quite there yet, not for a long time, but the road to ownership and sailing is quite fun and adventuresome. I'm glad i took the risk and i love every minute of it! Best of luck and always have fun!