|Welcome to the Slip Away website. We are
Rich Crowell and Jan Schwab, and Slip Away is our 1978 Islander
Freeport 41' ketch-rig sailing yacht. We left Los Angeles (Marina del
Rey) in 2003 with a long-term plan to spend several years exploring the
Update for 2019: We made
landfall in Richards Bay, South Africa, in late October 2018 after visiting
the islands of Cocos Keeling, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar
in the Indian Ocean over the previous several months (web page update in the
works). In January 2019, we sailed around Cape Agulhas (the
southernmost point on the continent of Africa) and entered the Atlantic
Ocean. We anticipate leaving Cape Town, South Africa, in late February
and our goal is to bring Slip Away back to the USA by late May,
completing our circumnavigation. Fingers crossed!
We keep a log of our travels and photos on
this website. We hope you enjoy it!