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SV SKY will not be able to sail the second half of the World ARC until the COVID-19 virus is under control. At this point all we can do is wait until Australia will allow visitors to go to Australia. We still hope that the World ARC 2020 second half will start in Darwin, NT, Australia in September of 2021.

SKY is at The Boat Works in Coomera, QLD, Australia after having gone through a total renovation of electronics, hydraulics and engine room issues in the spring of 2020. SKY is in better shape than it has ever been with major improvements made after 16,000 miles of ocean sailing.

We will update the site as we obtain more information in the future.

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. 

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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