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It's the 2nd of February 2022 and hence; Kyndelmisse, Kerzenmasse, Candel Mass, El dia del Candelaria. The daylight is returning. We celebrate by opening the sale of entries for Lyø Escape 2022.  

LYØ ESCAPE 
Sailing in the Daylight 
Socializing at Night

Lyø, Denmark
18-21 August 2022

The 2022 Activities

Days of Sailing and Socializing
AUG 18 - 21  
09:00 am

Participants can enter the marina from Thursday AUG 18. The big day Saturday AUG 20 from 9AM. For the sailors the first race starts Saturday on a course of some 20 NM. The second race starts at 3 PM and will be a reverse handicap start just outside of the harbour.

Coastal rowers, kayaks and standup paddles will get their own programs. Expect racing from Funen main land to Lyø and beach sprint in the afternoon. 

Kitesurfers will have a introduction class in the morning. More skilled can get instruction in e.g. jumping and foil-kiteboarding. 

All courses and activities will be finalized at the lastet on Saturday 20 in the morning taking the forecast into account.

 
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About Lyø Escape

For those of you old enough please rewind to the original round Funen race, Fyn Rundt from Korshavn. Picture the lagoon outside outside of Korshavn filled up with hundreds of boats with RIBs taxiing the participants in and out of the harbor - that's the vision for Lyø Escape. But unlike Fyn Rundt Lyø Escape is a more including event. It's aimed at participants and boats in cruising mode. The competition will be laid back and there will be no sailing after 6 PM. This year we only have room for 100 participants - so please hurry up if you want in. 

Lyø Escape is adventure sail racing in it's most relaxed form - sailing in the daytime socializing at night. You could be on your way home from your summer sailing trip with the boat loaded for and a crew consisting of friends and family. Or you could just be looking for a reason to get away on a  weekend that combines sailing and socializing.

You'll dock in from Thursday AUG 18 and meet up with the rest of the ESCAPISTS. An in informal welcome takes place Friday the 19th at 7 PM at the inn "Hly" on the middle of the Island where Anders and Morten will be.

The sailing is Saturday AUG 20. Everybody will be back in due time for a beer on the pier and to get organized and drees up for live music, dining and dancing - the theme of the party this year will be the 1970ies. Don't forget your dancing shoes! 

 

Let's syncronize our coordinates - and meet up! 

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Who's behind it?

The strong team is going to welcome you to Lyø AUG 18 - 21

Top left: Anders Kraft is the chef and the tenant of the local Inn Hly on Lyø. He is also a keen sailor. Christine in the red t-shirt also play an important role in the event.  Anders and his merry women are in charge of the very special Lyø Escape dinner Saturday night and the other cultural events.

Lower left: John Hansen is the harbourmaster of Lyø, he's in charge of stacking the boats in the small Lyø Marina.  On the photo is John's wife Anne Mette Vestergaard who runs the grocery store. Get in contact with John on: +4530 5462 or send an email havnefoged.lyoehavn@gmail.com

Top right: Morten Brandt Rasmussen runs a sailing event company. His friends and family join and are parts of the volunteers. He and Anders Kraft are the main "designers" of Lyø Escape  format. 

Lower Right: Søren Westerskov is a professional sea pilot and he represents the local boat club. He is a great organizer and he is the participants guarantee that the deadlines are met.  

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