Sailing the World for Leukemia benefit as crew

Planning for 2019 World ARC Round The World Benefit Sail. Jopie & Heidi at the helm.

Jopie Helsen, at this moment is prepping his 57′ sailing yacht for the 2019 World ARC Sail to benefit the Leukemia Society.

Contact below for donations. Also Itinery for 2019 World ARC sail They are now accepting donations as small as $5.

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 »


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

Jopie: (727) 439-5460
Heidi: (508) 962-6444Email
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Service Area
St. Petersburg, FL, & Worldwide

1421 Bay Street SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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

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