The windsurfing world lost a great person this weekend when Armin
Korst died while windsurfing on Saturday. Armin was sailing on the
Sakonnet River off of Sandy Point Beach in his Portsmouth RI
neighborhood. Armin had left his house around 2:00 and his body was
found at 5:00 on the Tiverton side of the river.
I was sailing at Newport's First Beach Saturday and the conditions
were 5.5. The area where Armin was sailing is about 7 miles upriver
from the ocean, so he was in similar wind conditions. Knowing Armin
and his sailing abilities, I don't feel the conditions were a
contributing factor to his death.
Police do not feel foul play was involved in his death.
I know there are many people out there who have met Armin and who will
miss him. Also, there are many people that windsurf who have
benefitted from Armin's work in the windsurf industry. Armin was the
US importer for ICC/Aquata. He also imported the Zeiner brand of
Armin is survived by his wife and 2 children.
Drew Jenkins "Attitude is Everything"