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Thom Dammrich, NMMA

Thom Dammrich, NMMA Past President

Jopie Helsen, and his partner, Heidi, are Sailing the World ARC in 2019 - 2020 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have several friends and relatives with Lymphoma, a son who is an oncologist and a daughter who is a nurse practitioner working with cancer patients.

Cancer touches every one of us in some manner. I hope you will support Jopie and Heidi’s quest to raise $1 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with a donation. I’ll be following their journey on social media and their website and hope you will too. Jopie is a long-time veteran of the marine industry and deserves our support in this unselfish quest.

SKY has sailed half way around the world (13,000 miles) and will rejoin the World ARC 2020 in Darwin, NT, Australia in September 2020.

Our Mission

SV SKY is entered to sail around the world in the World Arc 2019.
Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Won't you give $25 today?

The Boat

SV SKY is a custom-built, 57-foot Vaudrey Miller designed by Simonis Voogd. The 4-cabin boat was designed to sail the world. Jopie Helsen owns the Sailor’s Wharf Yacht Yard where all the renovations and design changes are being made for easy and safe sailing with the latest in electronics, sail design, and sail handling.  Join Our Crew »

Why the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We chose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because of their dedication towards finding a cure for blood cancers and chronic diseases. There are a lot of fantastic cancers societies out there. However, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society does research on several types of cancers. Read the Staggering Pace of Blood Cancer Therapy Approvals »

Our Sponsors

We want to thank the following amazing companies that have helped and continue to help in our important cause:

Sailor's Wharf Yacht Yard
Sailor's Wharf Yacht Yard

Sea Hawk Premium Yacht Finishes
Sea Hawk Premium Yacht Finishes

Taco Marine
TACO Marine

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As we sail around the world, our goal is to raise money for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, every dollar helps.

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St. Petersburg Yacht Club | American Boat & Yacht Council  | Southwest Florida Marine Industry Association


Sally Helm, Heidi Trilsch, Jopie Helsen & Gary Jobson

As a lymphoma survivor, I am so appreciative of all efforts to help accelerate cancer cures and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. I am thankful to Jopie and Heidi, and to all who are supporting this campaign to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- Gary Jobson

Sally Helm, Heidi Trilsch, Jopie Helsen & Gary Jobson

Sally Helm (Group Publisher, Cruising World, Sailing World and NOOD Regattas), Heidi Trilsch, Jopie Helsen & Gary Jobson (


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jopie: (727) 439-5460
Heidi: (508) 962-6444


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