Sunday 24th - 1230
The Coach House, BULL, Burford
Malcolm Turner is an author, publisher, and the founder of Sunrise Publishing. A former journalist with a lifelong interest in leadership, he spent many years of his life devising and organising events which celebrate the work of leaders and achievers. He lives by the coast with his wife, Sue, and an irascible Yorkshire Terrier called Toby. He is the author of The Honourable Member, Blueline (2017); BOAC and the Golden Age of Flying, Burnt Ash (2019); and Ari, Jackie & Maria, SunRise (2022). In spring 2023 he published, UFFA: Yachting's Eccentric Genius.
Uffa Fox was the most celebrated and successful yacht designer in the world. Much more than a sailor and boat designer, he was an irrepressible extrovert and novel thinker, as well as a singer, musician, journalist, author, painter, sportsman, campaigner, controversial businessman and friend of royalty. In the years since his death his reputation has grown rather than diminished. This new biography, the first for fifty years, celebrates a Universal Man who not only changed his sport, his Island, and the lives of his friends, but also left an unfillable void. Such people are rare, and his story deserves to be remembered.