70-year anniversary | News | Boating Business

70-year anniversary01/09/2017Save articleThis year is the 70th anniversary of the Optimist pram, originally launched in August 1947.The Optimist dinghy was first launched in August 1947The single-handed dinghy was designed by the American Clark Mills in 1947 to offer low-cost sailing for young people.The boat was designed to be built from two 4ft x 8ft sheets of plywood and has now become one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world with more than 150,000 boats officially registered with the class.

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