SIKA CORPORATION TO CONTINUE SPONSORSHIPS OF SIKAFLEX® CHALLENGE “BUILD-A-BOAT” EVENTS IN 2017

Sika Corporation proudly announces for the 34th consecutive year, the sponsoring of the Sikaflex® Challenge “Build-a-Boat” events throughout the 2017 summer months.  These fun events challenge contestants to design, build and race their “sea worthy” boat utilizing limited plywood, lumber and using only fast curing Sikaflex®-291 as the adhesive and sealant. 

 

The event has seen countless fun and one-of-a-kind designs over the years; from tugboats, to battleships, to rubber duckies, and even crocodiles. Each year, Sika is always impressed with the creative design concepts that participants come up with! For these events, trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in the actual sea trials. 

 

The winner of the race (1st) receives the coveted Sikaflex® Challenge Cup.  Additionally, trophies are also awarded for Best Design and Fastest Build. 

 

Sika has continuously sponsored the Sikaflex® Challenge “Build-a-Boat” events for more than 30 years. These events are a great showcase of Sika’s commitment to the Marine community.

 

2017 Sikaflex Challenge Events
Event
 
Date   Location  
National Boat Building Challenge May 6 Beaufort, NC
Norfolk Boat Building Challenge – Harborfest Jun 9-11 Norfolk, VA
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas Jul 16-23 Tonawanda, NY
Door County Maritime Museum - Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Aug 12-13 Sturgeon Bay, WI
Port Jefferson Old Home Week Aug 12-13 Long Island, NY
Windjammer Festival Sep 2-4 Camden, ME
Georgetown Boatbuilding Challenge Oct 21 Georgetown, SC