Watch (and Cheer)
A great way to begin in sailing is to watch. Bring a picnic. Setup on the shore with your late lunch and binoculars ready to watch. Venture (quietly) over to Dry Race and listen. Ask if they have a few minutes and then ask a question or two. Keep in mind they are running a race and keeping people safe. They might look like they are quietly sitting but they are busy running a race.
Pick a favorite Skipper / Boat and cheer as they make their marks and finish ahead of their competitors.