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chester kuttner

Columbia’s Chester Kuttner Foundation was founded in 1994 by LaVerne Kuttner and Reese Elledge to honor the memory of Chester Kuttner and to share and promote Chester’s love and devotion to sailing. LEARN MORE

legacy foundation

The Columbia Yacht Club Legacy Foundation is a non-profit charitable entity dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing, marine education, sportsmanship and competition. The Legacy Foundation is supported by donations from our membership, intended to benefit those who may not otherwise be able to experience maritime activities

judd goldman adaptive sailing

The Judd Goldman Junior Sailing Program (JGJSP) was developed to teach sailing to eight- to twelve-year-old Chicago inner-city youths. The fleet consists of Vanguard Prams, 7' 7" boats, widely used throughout the world in teaching beginners how to sail. The Program is located at several of the beautifully renovated, city water-fed lagoons. The environment is unequaled and is an extremely rare experience for a big city recreational program. This unique approach brings the program to the neighborhood rather than the neighborhood to the program. LEARN MORE