|Welcome to the Slip Away website. We are
Captains 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, and our long-term plan is to spend the next several
years exploring the world.
Slip Away and crew are
departing Southeast Asia in late April 2018 to sail across the Indian Ocean to South
Africa. Our planned route will take us south from the west coast of
Malaysia through Indonesia to the Sunda Straits (between the islands of Java and Sumatra).
From there, we intend to sail to the islands of Cocos Keeling, Rodrigues, Mauritius,
Reunion and Madagascar, before reaching South Africa by late October or
We keep a log of our travels and photos on
this website. We hope you enjoy it!