The Independence Cup, founded by JGASF, is a premier regatta for sailors with disabilities. With three classes of boats offering singlehanded, doublehanded and triplehanded racing, the entire professionally maintained fleet of 20 boats are available at no cost to competitors.
The regatta is held in downtown Chicago at Burnham Harbor with nearby 4-star hotel accommodations for visiting sailors. Bus transportation is underwritten by Cook-Illinois Corporation. Travel Grants, the Annual Independence Gala Dinner, special Columbia Yacht Club barbecue and the Awards Dinner helps to make this event desirable to all interested disabled sailors.