Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop

Find the Sailboat of Your Dreams

This is an opportunity for couples to try the boats of their choice, compare one against the other, and narrow the search for your new boat.

Take the Wheel is an on-and-off the water learning experience designed to fast track your boating knowledge and narrow your boat search.  The morning seminar sessions cover 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 mono and multihulls and have a chance to get a stem to stern look with wind in the sails.  Experts will be on hand to answer your specific questions.

Find your best boat for your personal sailing needs. Demo various sizes and styles of sailboats. Choose from four monohulls and four catamarans.

Author and around the world sailor Ralph Naranjo presents the morning seminar session including an interactive overview of sailboat design and operation and insights into ownership. Using material  from his new 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 focus on day sails around the bay, cruising close to home, or you have a dream of someday sailing off into the sunset—Take the Wheel is a worthy launch site.

Workshop includes:

  • Morning instruction by renowned expert and author Ralph Naranjo
  • Afternoon on-the-water sailing experience
  • Opportunity to sea trial catamarans and monohulls 
  • Educational and printed materials
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Wine tasting reception sponsored by Nobilo Wines
  • Choice of dates: October 7th, 8th, and 9th
  • Admission to the United States Sailboat Show for Take the Wheel plus an additional day's admission
  • Complimentary One Year Basic BoatU.S. Membership – $30 Value


Registration and breakfast  7:45 –  8:30 am

Seminars                             8:30 – 11:30

Lunch                                  11:30 – 1:00

Boat Demos                        1:00 –  5:00

Wine Reception                   5:00 – 7:00 pm


Register for this exciting interactive workshop.

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)