Darby, S. Newman
National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 601/Room 1100
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Newman Darby, born in West Pittston, Pa., invented windsurfing in 1964 when he connected a sail to a board by means of a universal rope joint. The windsurfer was ultimately patented by Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake in 1970 and became known as windsurfer. Documents Darby's invention and development of the sailboard.