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Thom Dammrich, NMMA

Thom Dammrich, NMMA President

Jopie Helsen, and his partner, Heidi, are doing Sailing the World ARC in 2019 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.

We have started our 2980 mile leg from the Galapagos Islands to the Marquesas Islands.

Our Mission

SV SKY is entered to sail around the world in the World Arc 2019.
Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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 need help getting the boat ready from corporate sponsors. The following amazing companies already helped 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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Help us reach our goal of raising $1,000,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


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


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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