Take the Wheel – What You Need to Know

Welcome! Thank you for your registration.


Where to Go

The Naval Academy Club at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Naval Academy Club is located at 2 Truxtun Road, Annapolis, Maryland  21402. Personal cars are not permitted on Academy grounds. Enter the United States Naval Academy on foot at the Pedestrian Gate #3 located at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Hanover Street. 

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When to Arrive

Registration and continental breakfast are from 7:45 am to 8:30 am. 


What to Do

Please retain your printed ticket for checking into Take the Wheel at the Naval Academy Club. Registration opens at 7:45 am.

Although you will have a chance to go on the docks of the Sailboat Show during and after Take the Wheel Workshop, an extra full days’ admission for the United States Sailboat Show is included for any day you choose to attend, October 6-9, 2017.  Badges will be provided when you come to the morning session of Take the Wheel.

Go to the Will Call booth outside of the Main Gate to gain admission if your extra day is prior to the day you attend Take the Wheel.  If the Will Call booth line is long, go to any ticket booth –  they will contact the Will Call staff for verification and get you into the show.


What to Wear

In case of inclement weather, participants are advised to wear layers and bring a rain jacket. Boat shoes, soft-soled shoes, or sneakers are best. The Naval Academy Club can be cool – a light sweater might come in handy.

Please be respectful of the United States Naval Academy dress code – no tee shirts, cut-off shorts, etc.  Polo shirts are fine.  Be comfortable, and wear good shoes for walking.


What to Bring

PHOTO ID.  THIS IS REQUIRED to enter United States Naval Academy.

Bring two pieces of identification if from a non-compliant state, or from a state with an extension. Check this link to determine:  https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories 

International citizens must bring passport.


What to Expect

Take the Wheel offers four monohulls and four multihulls ranging from 37’ to 50’  for participants to demo. After signing up, you would have received an email with the eight boats’ make and model and a request for your selections. Participants choose two boats to go out on.   During the morning seminar, boarding tickets will be provided, along with the boat demo schedule.


Take the Wheel Daily Schedule

7:45 – 8:30       Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30     Morning Workshop
11:30 – 12:30    Lunch
12:30                 Trolley to Boat Show
1:00 – 5:00       On-Board Demos  (Dock A1 for Catamarans, Dock E2 for Monohulls)
5:00 –  7:00      Evening Social Time at Pussers Caribbean Grille, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel


Where to Park

On Friday and Sunday, parking is available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $10. Take Route 50 to Annapolis/Rowe Blvd (exit 24).  Follow signs along Rowe Blvd. to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Gate 5.  

The stadium’s GPS Address is 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401.

On Saturday, parking is available on Riva Road in Annapolis. Take Route 50 to Riva Road (exit 22).   Follow signs to parking areas.

Free Shuttle Bus

A free bus shuttle with an American Sailing Summit in Annapolis sign takes Take the Wheel attendees to Gate #3, just outside the Naval Academy Club.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

7:30 am  Stadium (7:45 am Riva Road Parking on Saturday) to Academy Gate 3
8:00 am  Stadium (8:15 am Riva Road Parking on Saturday) to Academy Gate 3

Afternoon buses leave every 20 minutes from the boat show to the Stadium (to Riva Road Parking on Saturday), at Randall and Dock Street

Additional Parking

Parking is also available at the Eastport Elementary School – a short walk to downtown historic Annapolis. GPS Address: 420 5th Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21403.

Where to Park in Downtown Annapolis


Visit the Sailboat Show

Admission to the United States Sailboat Show is for two days and is included with your Take the Wheel registration. You will use one day’s admission for the day you participate in Take the Wheel. Your extra ticket to the Sailboat Show is good Friday through Monday, October 6 – 9.


More on the Sailboat Show here>> United States Sailboat Show

If you have any questions contact us at 410-268-8828


United States Sailboat Show Layout

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United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Thursday, October 4, 2018 (VIP Day)
10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, October 5, 2018
10:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:00am - 6:30pm

Monday, October 8, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm


TICKET PRICES
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)

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