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Leith Armit - New Zealand
Leith Armit was inducted at the New Zealand class association's 50th Anniversary celebrations in October 2007.
Leith Armit was presented with his memento by Wilcox. Armit only agreed to come to the evening as long as he didn't have to make a speech, so this was a very short presentation.
Leith Armit was inducted into the OKDIA Hall of Fame as possibly the greatest OK Sailor of all time. Wilcox said, "In addition to the four world titles he also placed second (at age 17) and third overall as well. He never really crossed paths with Bo Staffan Andersson (SWE) who also won four titles and would have made for a very interesting match up." Armit said he was humbled, surprised and very proud to receive the award.
Leith Armit took the world title in 1983, 1985, 1990 and 1994. He also won six New Zealand National Championships and three Interdominion titles. In 1985 he was the recipient of New Zealand Yachting's Yachtsman of the Year Award.