We have many small boats available to sail once you've been checked out. Sailing a small catamaran (Hobie 16, Hobe Wave) or the Sunfish is very easy to learn.
Yeah, small boats are a great way to learn. They will teach you how to look at the water and interpret wind pattens. More forgiving than a bigger boat by far. At the very worst, you get to enjoy a brief swim and cool off a bit.