I thought I replied to this yesterday, must not have hit post. Thanks for your advice, I do wear a life jacket and have a friend who id=s following me around in his pontoon...just in case! I am learning a lot from the generous advise of this group!
I am definitely a trial and error type learner, but I plan to read up also. So far, just going with what feels right to get the feeling of the boat, I have never sailed by myself before! I love learning and when I get a bit of wind...describable!