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Better to buy a Dingy or Sailing Lesson?

If sailing experience is more important to charter and rental companies than an unrecognized certificate of training, would it be money better spent to buy a dinghy or low cost keel boat and a few good books to teach my self to sail? Granted I would run the risk of teaching myself bad habits, and a few frustrations, etc. but the sailing lessons here in a group are about half the price of what i could get an older dinghy, or a third of what a used trailerable 18 to 22 footer would cost. With it I would get more time for less money overall as rental and yacht club membership is very high in Utah. Thoughts?

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