The Illusion is a one-design, single-handed keelboat based on the lines of a 12 metre yacht. Its features include foot pedal steering, genoa roller reefing, full trimming facilities, large buoyancy tanks, and car-top mounting. It was designed by Jo Richards and Neil Graham in 1981.
Clubs racing Illusions in the UK are:
- Aldenham SC, Elstree (Herts.)
- Bembridge SC (IoW)
- West Kirby SC, Wirral (Merseyside)[not specific enough to verify]
Material GRP Number of crew 1 LOA 3.70 m (12 ft) LWL 3.23 m (10 ft 6 in) Draft .69 m (27 in) Beam .85 m (33 in) Gross displacement 320 kg (710 lb)
(including skipper’s weight)
Ballast 160 kg (350 lb)
(variable, depending on skipper’s weight)
Sail area: main + jib 3.4 m2 (37 sq ft) Sail area: spinnaker 4.5 m2 (48 sq ft)
- Parker, Selwyn (16 November 1981). "How To Keep Your Head Above Water", Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 3 November 2008.
- Garnatz, Judy (18 May 1983). "Illusion 12 may be small, but has big ideas", The Evening Independent, pp 25.
- "". Aldenham Sailing Club (see webcam: ).
- Bembridge Sailing Club website.
- www.wksc.net West Kirby Sailing Club website
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