Intro: optimist sailboat build. building the wood/epoxy optimist in 1947 a gentleman named clark mills designed a small sail boat for kids to learn to build and sail. Free optimist boat plans: optimist, fast and economic : free plans.hi guys, i just decided to share my plans, i am preparing the platform for download and. Plans were freely available from hans who was in charge of the association here in the cape. so the wood/epoxy optimist as a complete kit. enter ckd boats..