Slip Away

'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness' - Mark Twain




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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 early November.     

We keep a log of our travels and photos on this website.  We hope you enjoy it!



                                                 Slip Away anchored at Fulaga Island, Fiji, July 2013 (photo taken by Bob Johnson, s.v. Charisma)