Leith achieved four world titles, and at the age of 17 he also placed second and third overall as well.
Leith Armit took the world title in 1983, 1985, 1990 and 1994. Â He also won six New Zealand Championships and three Interdominion titles.
In 1985 he was awarded New Zealand Yachting's Yachtsman of the Year.
Leith Armit was named reserve for the Finn class and attended the 1988 Seoul Olympics but did not compete.
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Leith's Games History
Olympic Summer Games Seoul 1988