Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program

self-esteem & independence through sailing

The Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program (JGASP) includes classroom and on-water instruction for the physically disabled. JGASP is a public/private partnership with the Chicago Park District whereby the Foundation raises funds for instructor salaries, boats and maintenance costs while the Park District operates the Program on a day-to-day basis. The fleet consists of eight Freedom 20's, six Sonars and four 2.4 meter sailboats. The Freedom 20's were built specifically for disabled sailors and have many safety features that make this boat the premier boat of choice for a disabled sailing program. The Sonar and the 2.4 meter boats are for more advanced racing sailors and are used in world disabled championships, such as the Paralympics. All boats are very stable and will not capsize.

Center Portion, along with On Track Marketing (who designed and operates our website), has been a long-time supporter and sponsor of this noteworthy program. As sailors ourselves, we understand the powerful feeling of freedom on the water, and want to do all we can to make it available to everyone.

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