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




1 Illusion lying Rotterdam - will deliver to Bembridge in early 2019 see /media/other/32702/Mini12IllusionforsaleintheNetherlands.docx

2 New/ex display - see attached offer


2019/20 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



On 13/10/19 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 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