BOATS FOR SALE - Note: most boats come up for sale at the end of the season in April - there are no known boats for sale at present, this page will be updated as and when we are advised of any


2018/19 calendar - please click here


For a summary of 16/17 season's points please click here


GDPR/Data Protection - please see a copy of the class Data Protection Policy here



Illusion class


The Illusion is a one-design keelboat, based on a scaled version of Lionheart, the British 12 Metre Class yacht and designed by Jo Richards and Neil Graham in 1981. These peformance single-handed boats offer superb racing in nearly any conditions, by sailors of all weights and ages - with tested racing performance up to Force 6! Boats are equipped with a standard main, roller furling genoa and spinnaker.


There are approximately 45 boats on the quay at Bembridge Sailing Club which manages a winter race programme from October through to end April. Numbers vary according to conditions but 10 - 25 boats on the start line are the norm.


The class actively welcomes new members and has two loan boats available for sailors to try - to find out more and try out loan boats click here



BSC website -

Race Reports - 


Past trophy winners - trophy history

Final 2015-16 results - click here


LIVE - Weather in Bembridge harbour (thanks to Brading Haven YC) now

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Extensive consultation has taken place over a number of years culminating in the current set of rules and constitution as approved by the March 2017 AGM - please find here the updated rules