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 is presently in Southeast Asia (Malaysia), and we have spent several months (late 2016 and first half of 2017) "working on our boat in an exotic location."  We'll be back in the USA late Summer and into Fall, returning to Malaysia in November.   After that, our plans are to cruise Malaysia and Thailand in late 2017/early 2018, and if all goes as planned, we will cross the Indian Ocean to South Africa in 2018.   

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)