Dear escapist - and followers; thank you all for coming to Lyø Escape 2022. You were a big part in making the Escape another unique event.
Lyø Escape 2023 will take place from AUG 17 to AUG 20. Please save the date and spread the word.
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The 2022 Activities
Days of Sailing and Socializing
AUG 18 - 21
Participants can enter the marina from Thursday AUG 18. The big day Saturday AUG 20 from 9AM. The first race starts Saturday 20 at 0900 on a course of some 10 to 15 NM. The second race starts at 3 PM and will be a reverse handicap start just outside of the harbour.
Coastal rowers, standup paddles, Open Water Swimmers will get their own programs.
Kitesurfers will have a introduction class Friday 19th.
All courses and activities will be finalized at the lastet on Saturday 20 in the morning taking the forecast into account.
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 Saturday AUG 20 at the skippermeeting.
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 musical theme of the party this year will be the 1970ies. Don't forget your dancing shoes!
Let's syncronize our coordinates - and meet up!
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.
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.
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.