Sika Continues Sponsorship of Sikaflex Challenge Events in 2019

Madison Heights, MI, USA -- Sika Corporation is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the Sikaflex Challenge Cup.  Sika has been involved in sponsoring these great customer events for over 30 years.  Eight Sikaflex® Challenge Build-a-Boat events will occur throughout the 2019 calendar year.

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. Each year, Sika is always impressed with the creative design concepts that participants come up with!

"We are very proud to continue the tradition of sponsoring the Sikaflex®
Challenge for over 30 years now," said Mark Daniels, VP Transportation A&C and Marine Business Unit. "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."

Prizes are awarded for first, second, third place finishers in the actual sea trials.  The winner of the race receives the coveted Sikaflex® Challenge Cup.  Additionally, trophies are awarded for Best Design and Fastest Build.  Sika has continuously sponsored some of the Sikaflex® Challenge Cup Build-a-Boat contest for more than 30 years.  These events are a great showcase of Sika's commitment to the marine community. 




Event and Location

Dates for Event

Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge
Harbor Specialties
Beaufort, NC
May 4
Norfolk Boat Building Challenge-Harborfest
Norfolk, VA
June 8-9
Hudson River National Boatbuilding Challenge (Hudson River Maritime Museum Maritime Festival)
Kingston, NY
June 22
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas
Tonawanda, NY
July 14-21
Door County Maritime Museum
Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
Sturgeon Bay, WI 
August 9-11
Belfast Boat Building Challenge
Belfast, ME
August 17
Port Jefferson Old Home Week
Long Island, NY
August 24-25
Georgetown Boat Building Challenge
Georgetown, SC
October 19-20