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 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 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)