When you're totally new to sailing, I would suggest (with >35 yrs of sailing instruction experience behind me...) that you first take a few lessons on a keelboat. That's the best way to experience the sensation of wind - rudder - sail and their interaction. (English isn't my first language, so I don't know a better way of telling it).
My experience is that people who've sailed a keelboat learn quicker when it comes to sailing a yacht. Yacht sailing asks for a lot of other skills as well: just to name two: mooring and using the engine in combination with wind and current.