This section will cover some of the many questions that I have received.
My personal favorite, Invitation to Sailing by Alan Brown.
Check out this book: The Small-Boat Sailor's Bible by Hervey Garrett Smith over at Amazon. This book was originally published in 1964 and is an excellent resource for the new Sailor.
I have read it several times and pick up something new each time. He even helps you pick a boat. While we know you have or will pick a Lightning he tells you what to look for and what to watch out for.