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Sika continues Nautical-Based Sikaflex® Challenge events in 2022

by Sika 5 Aug 2022 11:48 PDT

Sika Corporation is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the Sikaflex® Challenge Build-a-Boat Cup. Sika has been involved in sponsoring these great community events for over 40 years.

Nine sponsored events will occur throughout the 2022 calendar year:

Hosting Festival Location Date
Norfolk Harbor Fest Norfolk, VA June 11th
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas Tonawanda, NY July 23rd
Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Sturgeon Bay, WI August 6th
Port Jefferson Old Home Week Long Island, NY August 13th
Belfast Boat Building Challenge Belfast, ME August 20th
West Virginia Boat Building Challenge Paden City, WV September 3rd
National Boat Building Challenge Kingston, NY October 1st
Beaufort Boat Building Challenge Beaufort, NC October 8th
Georgetown Wooden Boat Challenge Georgetown, SC October 15th

View the 2022 Sikaflex® Challenge event schedule here.

These fun, family-friendly, nautical events challenge contestants to design, build, and race small boats, utilizing only 5/8th plywood and lumber, zip ties, and fast-curing Sikaflex®-291 as the adhesive and sealant to keep their marine craft afloat. That's right - no nails, screws, or other mechanical fastening devices are allowed.

Sikaflex® Challenge events, typically held at summer festivals, have featured a ton of fun and one-of-a-kind designs over the years, from tugboats to battleships, rubber duckies, and even crocodiles. Each year, Sika is always impressed with the creative design concepts that participants come up with!

"Sika is very proud to continue the tradition of sponsoring the Sikaflex® Challenge," said Mark Daniels, VP Transportation A&C. "As a leading supplier of elastic sealant and adhesive systems specifically designed for the marine marketplace, we believe this is a great opportunity to support our local community festivals and events that are held on the water with this fun, nautical event."

Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place finishers in the true test, the sea trials. Race winners receive the coveted Sikaflex® Challenge Cup. Additionally, trophies are awarded for Best Design and Fastest Build.

Sika has continuously sponsored numerous Sikaflex® Challenge Build-a-Boat contests for more than 40 years. These events are a great showcase of Sika's continued commitment to the marine community.

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