Over the years, I've had the distinct pleasure of competing in a few sailboat races. Okay, make that a ton of boat races. And I have to say, with regard to the crewmembers I've had the privilege to sail with, I've seen most every form of behavior imaginable, from anger, disappointment, and dismay, to surprise, satisfaction, and joy. The majority have been sportsmen and sportswomen in the truest sense of the word, though I'd be lying if I didn't admit I'd encountered a few wankers and whiners along the way. Until yesterday, however, I'd never sailed with anybody who lost it completely, who melted down like Three Mile Island and ended up bawling like a baby.