Illusion (keelboat)

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Illusion Mini-Keelboats at Aldenham SC.jpg
Design one-design
Crew 1
Draft 0.69 m (2 ft 3 in)
Type Monohull
Construction GRP
Hull weight 220 kg (490 lb)
LOA 3.7 m (12 ft)
LWL 3.23 m (10.6 ft)
Beam 0.85 m (2 ft 9 in)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Fixed
Spinnaker area 4.5 m2 (48 sq ft)
Upwind Sail Area 3.4 m2 (37 sq ft)

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.[1][2]

UK clubs[edit]

Clubs racing Illusions in the UK are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Parker, Selwyn (16 November 1981). "How To Keep Your Head Above Water", Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 3 November 2008.
  2. ^ Garnatz, Judy (18 May 1983). "Illusion 12 may be small, but has big ideas", The Evening Independent, pp 25.
  3. ^ "[1]". Aldenham Sailing Club (see webcam: [2]).
  4. ^ Bembridge Sailing Club website.
  5. ^ Middle Nene Sailing Club website.
  6. ^ West Kirby Sailing Club website

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