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I agree with the whole classes thing, and as many books as you can fathom (pun intended).
Heres another option.
I'll make the assumption that there is a yacht or sailing club at the the marina.

Wander in early on a Saturday morning with lots of coffee and doughnuts.
Tell some of the people there of your plight/opportunity.

We're an opinionated bunch, but I have yet to see anyone refuse a sail on another persons tub, if they have the time. (inducements of refereshments and food are always welcome)

It will take time and practice to learn how to dock, this may be one of your most important lessons, we all get a little hinky when a "new guy" is bringing his boat in for the first couple of decades
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CP's advice is sound as usual... and the other guys at the marina have a vested interest in making sure you know how to bring your boat into the dock safely.
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