I have no experience with Sail Dallas. But, you might consider taking sailing classes somewhere on the ocean. It will give you some different experience and you can combine a little vacation with it. It may be as close as going down Kemah near Houston, Florida, or even the Caribbean. You will both have fun AND expand your sailing horizons. Just a thought.
"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz
Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.
s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375