Madison Heights, MI – Sika Corporation, Target Market Industry is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Sikaflex® Challenge at the 2016 Camden Windjammer Festival in Camden, ME. This event begins on September 3, 2016 with the boat building phase and will end on September 4, 2016 as contestants will race their boats starting at 11:30 AM. Rules and registration for this event can be found through the links provided below.


This race is just one of multiple Sikaflex® Challenge Build-a-Boat events occurring throughout 2016.These fun events challenge contestants to design, build, and race small boats utilizing limited plywood, lumber and only fast-curing Sikaflex® -291 as the adhesive and sealant to keep their marine craft afloat.


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. Every year, Sika is impressed with the creative design concepts participants come up with!


Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place finishers in the actual sea trials and the winner of the race receives the coveted Sikaflex® Challenge Cup.  Trophies are also awarded to boats with the Best Design and Fastest Build.


“We are very proud to continue the tradition of sponsoring the Sikaflex® Challenge for over 20 years now,” said Russ Livermore, VP Industry Marketing. "As a leading supplier of elastic sealant and adhesive systems specifically designed for the marine marketplace, we believe this was a great opportunity to support our local community festivals and events that are held on the water with this extraordinarily fun nautical event.” 


Event: Sikaflex® Challenge “Build-a-Boat”

Where: 2016 Camden Windjammer Festival, Camden, Maine   


  • Building Phase: September 3, 2016 (Material Available for Pickup at 9:00 AM)
  • Display: September 4, 2016, 11:00 AM
  • Race: September 4, 2016, 11:30 AM 


Contest Rules

Contest Registration