Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop

Find the Sailboat of Your Dreams

Sponsored by Jeanneau & Sail Away Catamarans

This is an opportunity to demo two sailboats of your choice, compare one against the other, fast track your boating buying 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 design, how to maximize your boating pleasure, and budget. In the afternoon you’ll sail aboard your choice of two out of eight yachts 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.

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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The Take the Wheel Workshop is $225 per person or $390 per couple

Workshop Includes:

  • Morning instruction by renowned experts, John & Amanda Neal of Mahina Expeditions
  • Afternoon on-the-water sailing experience
  • Opportunity to sea-trial two catamarans or monohulls of your choice
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Choice of dates: Friday, October 9th, Saturday, October 10th, and Sunday, October 11th 
  • Multi-day admission ticket to United States Sailboat Show
  • Complimentary one year basic BoatU.S. membership – $30 Value


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The following monohulls by Jeanneau are available in the 2020 Take the Wheel program. 

Monohulls By Jeanneau

Sun Odyssey 349Sun Odyssey 389 | Length 38’7″ | Beam 12’4” | 2/3 Cabins
Provided by Jeanneau
The Sun Odyssey 389 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort and safety at sea. With two or three cabins, a spacious saloon, functional galley, high quality woodwork accents with an incredibly bright, well-lit interior, she has it all.

Sun Odyssey 389Sun Odyssey 410 | Length 40’6”| Beam 13’1”| 2/3 Cabins
Provided by Jeanneau
The Sun Odyssey 410 features a generous beam and walk-around deck, ensuring life on deck is comfortable and spacious, either under way or at anchor. Simple sail handling is ensured through the use of an integrated bow sprit, inboard winches, and recessed wells for controls.

The following multihulls, provided by Sail Away Catamarans are available in the 2020 Take the Wheel program. 

Seawind 1260  | Length 41’ 
She is a brand-new Seawind 1260 with diesel 29hp Yanmar engines. The only one available for charter on the entire East Coast of the US or Bahamas! Three cabins and two heads.

 2018 Lagoon 42 | Length 42’


 2019 Nautitech Open | Length 40’





Refund Policy:

  • Refunds are acceptable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.

  • Inside 30 days of the event, only credit towards future Take the Wheel will be given.

  • No refund or credit for cancellation within 10 days of the start of the event. 

  • Credits are good for up to 365 days. 


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