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Sika continues sponsorship of nautical-based Sikaflex® Challenge events in 2023

by Sika 28 Jul 2023 09:46 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.

Eight sponsored events will occur throughout the 2023 calendar year.

View the 2023 Sikaflex® Challenge event schedule

These fun, family-friendly, nautical events challenge contestants to design, build, and race their seaworthy boats, constructed only with cartridges of fast-curing Sikaflex®-291 Marine Adhesive & Sealant, a couple sheets of 5/8" plywood, and zip ties. That's right - no nails, no screws, or other mechanical fastening devices are allowed. This is a great venue for participants to showcase their creative skills and talents as boatbuilders and racers. Teams are judged on how quickly they complete construction, quality and craftsmanship, creativity, and of course, their speed on the water.

Sikaflex® Challenge events are typically held at summer water festivals and other gatherings around the country, where thousands of spectators watch and cheer as competitors race across the water. Each year, Sika is always impressed with the creative design concepts that participants come up with! Over the years, teams have built many fun and one-of-a-kind designs, from tugboats and battleships to rubber duckies, Viking ships, famous cartoon vehicles, and even crocodiles. Most of the boats float, though sometimes not for long. Oars may break, boats may sink, builders might have to swim, but there are always winners!

"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 competition."

During Sikaflex® Challenge events, prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place in the true test, the Sea Trials. Podium finishers receive the coveted Sikaflex® Challenge Cup, while trophies are also awarded in the categories of Best Design and Fastest Build.

Sika has continuously sponsored 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.

View the 2023 Sikaflex® Challenge event schedule

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