Between 1967 and1969, the German shipyard Abeking&Rasmussen built 6 yachts of the Richard E. Carter One-Ton design “Optimist” which is a successor of the popular “Tina” incorporating slight modifications.
GER 238/build# 6337, is the only one built in Aluminum and was launched in 1969 as “Stromer”, participating in RORC and later IOR regattas in the North Sea / Netherlands. In 2000 moved to the Baltic Sea participating with classic regattas like “German Classics”. In 2007, the yacht was sold and moved to Lake Chiemsee in the south of Germany, now named “Ataraxia”. In 2013, bought, restored and re-named Optimist by the current owner and brought to the Med to join the Classic Yacht Circuit. Renamed to “Optimist”, the name of the first one built in 1967 (GER 163) and winner of the One Ton Cup in 1967 and 1968 (now dismantled and ashore).
OPTIMIST participated at Argentario Sailing Week, Voiles d’Antibes, Regates Royales and Voiles de Saint Tropez during the last years and is part of the “One Ton Classic” class and based in Cannes.