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SKY is getting ready to cruise 2000 miles to Darwin, NT, Australia to join the World ARC in September 2022. We will make many stops along the way and go to Brisbane, the Whitsundays, the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and any places we feel is of interest.

SKY is at The Boat Works in Coomera, QLD, Australia after gone through a total renovation of electronics, hydraulic systems and engine room issues. After having sailed 15,000 miles and learning what could be improved, SKY is in better shape than it has ever been.

This site will be update on a regular basis one we get on our way. Meanwhile follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

Chris doing SSB  Heading to Tonga Leaving Swarrow Chris Getting Dinner Ready


About SV SKY's Captain

Heidi Trilsch, known as the admiral on SKY sailed from St Petersburg, Florida to St Lucia for the World ARC 2019. At the end of sailing Galapagos, she left for health reasons. Heidi ironically is now fighting a battle with lung cancer. She is being treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Center and her cancer has been reduced by 45% and she is playing tennis 6 days per week to keep up her strength and commitment to staying as active as she can so she can get back on SKY and continue sailing. Heidi Trilsch grew up sailing and has years of cruising experience along the East US coast, Bahamas and Caribbean, her stepmother is a lymphoma survivor.

Johannes “Jopie” (pronounced Yopie) Helsen is the captain and is a throat cancer survivor. He was born in Leiden, the Netherlands and grew up in Warmond, on the Kaag Lakes. He is a 2nd generation boat builder and yacht designer and has been in the marine industry for 55 years. The hope is to raise thousands of dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from the supporters who are following SKY’s voyage. Please follow us on Facebook and YouTube and see all of our adventures!

Heidi Jopie
Whale Heading to Tonga 2 Jopie Marquesas