You should give Axbridge a try when the water returns - it's fairly safe (land all round and rescue cover). It must be so much more convenient for you. There is no formal tuition, but you will find plenty of helpful bods who will be willing to give you tips/help with your rigging if needed etc.
It's excellent in W winds - but in fact is sailable NW round to E (but west is best
). I'd avoid it in a N wind as the wind is offshore, and you get a wind shadow at the launch spot from Cheddar hills behind, so it can be difficult to get yourself back to shore.
You can sail a few times as a non-member (£10 per visit) - which would allow you to suss it out. Changing rooms and hot(ish) showers are useful in these colder months. But unfortunately there is no water at the moment!!