About The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program

875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3718
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Club Description

The Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program, a public/private partnership with the Chicago Park District founded in 1990 in Chicago, is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-the-water instruction for the disabled community. The nationally recognized program provides people with physical disabilities a way to gain new skills, overcome obstacles and achieve independence. Our fleet of three classes (20 boats) of specially designed sailboats includes eight triple-handed boats (Paralympic Sonar Class), eight double-handed boats (Freedom 20 Class) and four single-handed boats (Paralympic 2.4mR Class). The JGASP boats are designed with many special comfort and safety features.

Primary Contact

Peter Goldman

Secondary Contact

Kerry Tarmey
Executive Administrator

Disability Groups Served

  • Amputee/Limb Deficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury (Hypertonia, Ataxia, Athetosis, RoM)
  • Short Stature (Growth Dysfunction)
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Spina Bifida (Impaired Muscle Power)
  • Visual Impairment

Organization Type

  • Sport Program

Program Types Offered

  • Competitive
  • Recreational

Programs Open To

  • Adults
  • Veterans Active Duty Military Personnel
  • Youth

Programs Specific to Military Personnel & Veterans

  • No

Sports Offered

  • Sailing