Take the Wheel – What You Need to Know

Welcome! Thank you for your registration.

Where to Go

Take the Wheel will be held at the Governor Calvert House within The Historic Inns of Annapolis.  The Governor Calvert House is located at 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.  It is located a short walk from the United States Sailboat Show grounds through historical downtown.

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When to Arrive

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

Where to Stay

The Historic Inns of Annapolis is offering a discounted room rate for all participants in Take the Wheel. Please click on the following link to book through their reservation site:

Annapolis Sailing Summit

What to Do

Please retain your printed ticket for checking into Take the Wheel at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. 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, admission for the United States Sailboat Show is included for any day you choose to attend, October 10-14, 2019.  Take the Wheel Badges/Credentials will be mailed to participants 10-14 days prior to the workshop.  The Badge/Credential is also your ticket to enter any day of the United States Sailboat Show.

If for some reason you do not receive your badge/credential, go to the Will Call booth outside of the Main Gate to gain admission to the boat show.  If the Will Call booth line is long, go to any ticket booth and 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 Governor Calvert House at The Historic Inns of Annapolis can be cool – a light sweater might come in handy.

Be comfortable, and wear good shoes for walking.


What to Expect

Take the Wheel offers four Jeanneau monohulls and four multihulls ranging from 37’ to 50’  for participants to demo. After signing up, you will receive 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
1:00 – 5:00       On-Board Demos  (Dock A1 for Catamarans, Dock E2 for Monohulls)
5:00 –  7:00      Evening Social Event – to be announced

Where to Park

On Friday –  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.


Free Shuttle Bus

A free bus shuttle with an American Sailing Summit in Annapolis sign takes Take the Wheel attendees to the Governor Calvert House at 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Shuttle Bus Schedule

7:30 am  Stadium to State Circle
8:00 am  Stadium to State Circle

Afternoon buses leave every 20 minutes from the boat show to the Stadium 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 all 5 days and is included with your Take the Wheel registration.  Your ticket to the Sailboat Show is good Thursday through Monday, October 10-14th.

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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