Aussie pro sailor and veteran of countless races, classes and campaigns died in an accidental fall yesterday in St. Maarten. Bouwe took him round on Movistar last time, he sailed on loads of Morning Glories, and by all accounts was one of the nicest and most helpful guys you could ever want around. This photo is from the St. Barth’s Bucket a week ago. "Great bloke, great sailor, a genuine local hero in these parts" wrote ‘flatbag’ in the forum.
Our deepest condolences to Spike’s wife Nicki and their children, and please share your thoughts, pictures, or stories of Spike here.