|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 is presently
cruising in Southeast Asia
(Thailand and Malaysia). In May 2018, we intend to
start our journey across the Indian Ocean, departing from the Sunda Straits
in Indonesia (between the islands of Java and Sumatra). Our planned
route will take us 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!