Yacht clubs and sailing centers hold countless board and committee meetings to keep operations running smoothly-or at least running. Most of these sessions are organized and purposeful, but every so often such gatherings can become dysfunctional, emotional, and yes, even downright depressing. The agenda of some attendees can revolve around politics, social climbing, and even disruption. When such meetings go south, it torments officers and participants. I've seen my fair share and know how frustrating they can be. But
sometimes it's easy to find humor when meetings take odd turns and twists. I was reminded as such with a recent literary discovery.