If you are getting started, don't mind all that fancy stuff with the roll tacks and the racing. Just get out and have a good time.
See if you can make the boat move in the light wind. When the wind is up blast around reach to reach and enjoy it. If you move to the back of the boat it will be more stable on a plane.
Do think about turning forward when changing sides and try to do "the hand exchange" thing. Check the Primary Advice thing about catching the transom-- that will all help making it more fun.
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