Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21
If you have an opportunity to go out for a day or even an afternoon with someone experienced in sailing would be the best way to gain much needed knowledge.
That is what I did when I got my Oday 22. Even though I had sailed dinks as a kid, read books, and took a ride on a Mac21 a few years earlier, it was immensely helpful to have someone show me, this is what you do, now you do it.
My next trip was with the wife, after that, single handed.
Only trouble with the 22 is storage for supplies for more than 2 or 3 days.
Have Fun !!