National Championships - 9/3/19 - Photo: Chris Andrae




none at present - they tend to come up for sale at end of the winter sail - Easter time


20/21 calendar is here (this is version 4 - and contrains revisions to previous versions)


20/21 illusion calendar


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




On 4th October 2020 we will be hosting our annual invitation day - if you know an illusionist owner/skipper get them to step out of their boat and let you step in for one day only. Last year we 16 boats - lets make it 25 this year!


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 wishing to pariticipate in the race programme (with racing experience) 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 - 


2017 updated rules