MARINA DEL REY, CA – Tomorrow night at the esteemed California Yacht Club in LA's Marina del Rey, Sailing Illustrated's founder/editor returns for his annual "Fireside Room Chat" and multimedia show. Coincidentally the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Club della Vela Sicilia (ITA, the AC36 Challenger of Record) will release the AC36 Protocol – in effect, the Notice of Race – Thursday afternoon just four hours before TFE's talk. Cal YC kindly makes the event free and open to the public, so if you are in the area please don't hesitate to stop by. It's always a packed house, so come early to get a good seat. CYC Staff Commodore Bill Stump is emceeing.
We will also have the latest on yesterday's stunning announcement that Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner (GBR) is stepping down after only 18 months, and some insider scoop on what that's all about, and why.