Recent research shows that drinking rum and watching sunsets is not just a fun Central American pastime, it's also good for you. I'm not sure where we read that. Maybe Jeff just told me. He's not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure he's right. 

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If you'd like to test out these baseless claims, we've got some great upcoming opportunities. Members' Free Day is this Friday. This data isn't going to collect itself! Come on people! Let's do some science!

We're going to change the set-up of Members' Day just slightly. Instead of having the whole thing from 1-5 pm and having everyone trying to get boats at the same time, we're going to make kayaks and paddle boards available to folks from 9 am - 4 pm. Sailboats are going to be available 10 am - 4 pm. Why? Well we think more members will get out on the water this way. And we're very, very generous. And we love you. (Speaking of which: Free beer starts at 3:30 so the folks who have regular jobs still get a crack at it.)

Just a reminder, if you haven't received your Member Card, you'll soon need it to get your member discounts. There are just too many new faces, and our staff can't keep track of everyone. If you haven't received your card (most of you haven't), you can email Jeff with a good picture of yourself and he'll get it ready for you. Give us a little time. It may take a week or so. Better than nothin' (trademarked new CRSC catchphrase).

You may have noticed the wind has finally pipped up. That means it's time for the CRSC Club Series. Races are on Saturdays starting at 1 pm. For the next 10 weeks we will tally the race results and crown a Club Champion.

The bragging rights will be truly exceptional. For one thing everyone in the Club will be required to address you as "Club Champion (insert your last name here)" in a fake posh English accent.

You'll need to complete at least 6 of the 10 weeks of races, (four throw-away results if you do all 10). Your first race (if you do multiple in a day) is the only one that will count toward your Club results. Any end-of-series tie in race results will be solved by a dinghy race to the death! (not really).

If you'd like to prepay for the next 10 races, you'l get a 25% discount (available only this week) $75 for 10.

All are welcome and encouraged to come sail. It's still all about the fun. But, you know, bring it if you got it.

We're also having Glasseye starting at 4pm on Saturday January 14th. It's a great day to do a bit of day drinking. Fun starts in the early evening and just goes till around 7pm, so get here early. We'll be celebrating five birthdays. Brittany turning 40, Journey turning 4, Eva turning 2, Isabella turning 4, and Kim turning 34, so come on down and say Feliz Cumpleano!

A bit further in the future we'll be hosting Comedy Abroad on Valentines Day (February 14th). This is an international crew of comics travel ling around Central America. It's also a great opportunity to take care of your Valentines requirements without buying jewelry or having a bunch of melting chocolate around. We heard these guys last year, and it was a fun night. Tickets are $20 at the door and benefit Abriendo Mentes. Great (but as of yet, unspecified) dinner specials will be available. 

Finally we're going to be hosting the Costa Rican Blues Fest here on February 18th. This is going to be big. An all-day music and bbq fest. Please mark your calendars and get ready for a good time.

Currently on the roster: Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy, Chris Ruest trio featuring Gene Taylor, Donnie Walsh & Leatherbacks, Blue Devils, Dr. Blues & The Septembers, Avenida Blues, and 3 for the Blues. Come on down and support this incredible event!

Oh! Youth Clinics! We're running our Youth Clinics again this month. Sorry for the late notice! Clinics start a little earlier than normal 9:30 am on Saturdays. And they finish at 11:30. Beginning students will be this first week and the third week. Intermediate students are the second and fourth weeks of the month. If you have questions please email Ryan for more information. (FYI 3 student minimum to make a class.)

Thanks for reading.