|Welcome to the Slip Away website. We are
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 with a long-term plan to spend several years exploring the
We completed our circumnavigation
on Sunday, May 12, 2019, when we arrived in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
and crossed our outbound track from December 30, 2008, so it took us 10
years, 4 months and 13 days to sail around the world. Since starting
our sailing journey in 2003, we have sailed over 57,000 miles, visited 33
countries and overseas territories, and crossed the Pacific, Indian and
Atlantic Oceans. It's been an awesome adventure!
We've kept a log of our travels, as
well as information about boat maintenance we've done along the way. We hope you enjoy reading about our experiences.
Upon reaching our goal of sailing
around the world, we put Slip Away up for sale, and she sold quickly.
The Worral Family has taken over the ownership and care of this sturdy and
beautiful vessel, and we wish them the best as they explore the world with