Take the Wheel

Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop

Find the Sailboat of Your Dreams

Sponsored by Jeanneau

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, Behan & Jamie Gifford from SailingTotem
  • Afternoon on-the-water sailing experience
  • Opportunity to sea-trial two catamarans or monohulls of your choice
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Top your day off at a social gathering with your new acquaintances and captains.  Details to be announced.
  • Choice of dates: Friday, October 11th, Saturday, October 12th, and Sunday, October 13th 
  • Multi-day admission ticket to United States Sailboat Show
  • Complimentary one year basic BoatU.S. membership – $30 Value

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2019 Take the Wheel yachts will be announced late summer. Check back for details.

The following monohulls by Jeanneau were available in the 2018 Take the Wheel program.

Monohulls By Jeanneau

Sun Odyssey 349Sun Odyssey 349 | Length 33’11” | Beam 11’3” | 2/3 Cabins
Provided by Jeanneau
The Sun Odyssey 349 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 389 | Length 37’2”| Beam 12’4”| 2/3 Cabins
Provided by Jeanneau
The Sun Odyssey 389 offers speed, stability and good seakeeping. A true cruiser designed by Marc Lombard she features many accessible storage compartments, large aft cabins, and a bright interior salon. The Sun Odyssey 389 has racy and modern lines with a fully equipped cockpit.

Sun Odyssey 440Sun Odyssey 440 | Length 42’7”| Beam 14’| 2/3/4 Cabins 
Provided by Jeanneau

An entirely new generation of Jeanneau, completely reimagined to meet the needs of today’s cruising sailor. From the inclined side decks and convertible coamings to the split rigging and gentle companionway, life aboard has never been so comfortable.

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

The following multihulls were available in the 2018 Take the Wheel program.

2019 Lagoon 450 Sport | Length 45’ 
Khaleesi features four cabins and four heads. The saloon accommodates up to eight at the table; can also be converted into a day bed for two additional guests. Fully cushioned seating behind trampolines for relaxing while underway or enjoying sundowns. Fusion Bluetooth audio system.


2017 Seawind 1160 Lite | Length 38’
A brand-new Seawind 1160 Lite and the only one available for charter on the entire East Coast. Three cabins and two heads. Saloon accommodates up to eight at the table. 

2017 Nautitech 542 | Length 54’

2012 Lagoon 400  | 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. 


Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 10:00 AM 10/14/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York United States Sailboat Show United States Sailboat Show City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Thursday, October 10, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, October 11, 2019
10:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, October 13, 2019
10:00am - 6:30pm

Monday, October 14, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Preview Day - $35
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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