The first time I heard of the Illusion Mini 12 was when following the video blog* of Dylan Winter, ‘Keep Turning Left’. This describes and illustrates his protracted anti-clockwise circumnavigation of Great Britain, as yet to be completed. When he called into Bembridge he made two videos of Illusion Mini 12s racing. (See links below: Illusion Class Sailing – Parts 1 and 2.) These are amazing one-design keelboats for single-handed racing; they resemble 12 metre yachts, but they are a fraction of their size. They are competitively raced at three sailing clubs in the UK: Aldenham SC at Elstree, Herts; Bembridge SC., Isle of Wight; and West Kirby SC, at the Wirral.
Bags of information can be had about them by visiting websites in the Links section.
I have included a few links to sites featuring 2.4 metre micro-yachts which were developed from the Illusion Mini 12 by Peter Norlin. The 2.4R meets the International Metre Rule and is well established in Scandinavia. Unlike the mini 12, the 2.4R is not a one design class.
*Keep Turning Left http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/
Illusion Mini 12 Mk 2
Illusion Mini 12 Sailing
Illusion Class Sailing – Part 1
Illusion Class Sailing – Part 2
Illusions at 50 Knots
1991 Min 12 ad expired
Illusion Mini 12 Sailplan
Illusion Mini 12 Start
The International 2.4 Metre Class
Yahoo Groups Illusion (Keelboats)
downwind 2.4mr ned 11,12
Aldenham Sailing Club
Bembridge Sailing Club
West Kirby Sailing Club