Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop

Find the Sailboat of Your Dreams

This is an opportunity for couples or individuals to try the boats of your choice, compare one against the other, fast track your boating knowledge, and narrow the search for your new boat.

Take the Wheel is an on-and-off water learning experience.  The morning session covers sailboat options and how to maximize your boating pleasure and budget. During the afternoon on-the-water part of the program, you’ll sail aboard your choice of monohulls and multihulls and have a chance to get a stem to stern look with wind in the sails.  Find the best boat for your personal sailing needs. Demo various sizes and styles of sailboats. Choose from four monohulls and four catamarans. Experts will be on board to answer your specific questions.

Author and around-the-world sailor Ralph Naranjo presents the morning seminar which includes an overview of sailboat design and operation and offers insight into ownership. Using material  from his book, The Art of Seamanship, Mr. Naranjo will help you find the best boat for your specific sailing plans.

Regardless of whether you plan to day sail on the Chesapeake Bay, cruise close to home, or to fulfill a dream to sail off into the sunset, Take the Wheel is a worthy launch site.

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Monohulls provided by Jeanneau

Sun Odyssey 389 | Length: 38’6” | Beam: 12’4” | Cabins: 2/3
Comfortable, spacious and seaworthy are the watchwords for this Sun Odyssey. Incorporating the latest, most innovative technology of the line, the Sun Odyssey 389 offers speed, stability and good seakeeping along with ample storage and livability.

Sun Odyssey 479 | Length: 47’4” | Beam: 14’8” | Cabins: 3/4
With an ergonomic design, interior volume and attention to detail, the Sun Odyssey 479 benefits from the most recent innovations. Her elongated hull lines and moderate freeboard lend the Sun Odyssey 479 an attractive aesthetic and deliver an exceptional performance at sea.

Sun Odyssey 519 | Length: 51’8” | Beam: 15’4” | Cabins: 3/4/5
Pure elegance, seaworthy qualities and unequaled comfort describe the Sun Odyssey 519. This spacious sailboat offers a high functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Sun Odyssey 419 | Length: 41’10” | Beam: 13’1” | Cabins: 2/3
Designed by Philippe Briand, she offers a refined style, with elegant lines and a bright interior. Integrating all the latest improvements and key innovations of the Sun Odyssey line, this 41 foot sailboat is fast and easy to maneuver.

Workshop includes:

  • Morning instruction by renowned expert and author Ralph Naranjo
  • Afternoon on-the-water sailing experience
  • Opportunity to sea trial catamarans and monohulls of your choice
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Evening social hour 
  • Choice of dates: October 6th, 7th, and 8th
  • Admission(s) to the United States Sailboat Show
  • Complimentary One Year Basic BoatU.S. Membership – $30 Value



United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Thursday, October 5, 2017 (VIP Day)
10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, October 6, 2017
10:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:00am - 6:30pm

Monday, October 9, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm

VIP Preview Day - $35
VIP Preview Day + Additional Day - $48
Adult One Day - $18 in Advance/$20 at Gate
Adult Two Day Combo - $31
Children - $5 (6 & under FREE)