- Since 1993,
organized, sponsored and conducted the Quick & Dirty Boat Building
now known as the ASNE-Sikaflex Challenge Ultimate Build-a-Boat Contest. This year the
competition will be held during Harborfest at Town Point
Park in Norfolk, Virginia
on June 10 and 11, 2017. ASNE supplies
two-person team with three sheets of lauan, Sikaflex-291 Marine Adhesive/Sealant, several eight-foot lengths of 1x2 and 2x2 boards, and zip ties to facilitate stitch-and-glue construction. Teams are required to provide their own tools. The Challenge
requires of the teams their best design ability,
quickness and seamanship for a fun weekend. The teams compete
against each other and the clock, building their boats on Saturday and
conducting Sea Trials in a race on Sunday.
- Useful documents (If they don't open right away, please try saving them first):
presentation slide shows and audio/video recordings
can be viewed by clicking on the
2015 Sikaflex Challenge Ultimate Build-a-Boat
2016 Sikaflex Challenge Ultimate Build-a-Boat Contest
ASNE Friends and Boatbuilders...
The Ultimate Boatbuilding Contest returned again for its 23rd running on 10 - 11 June, 2017 at Town Point Park, Norfolk. This event is part of the annual Harbor Fest celebration, so half the fun is being surrounded by live curious spectators, music, games, fireworks, festival food and drinks, and many nautical-themed attractions.
See the hyperlinks above to view photo slideshows and race videos from past years' events. Viewing these photos is a great way to see how the boats come together and get design ideas.
Again ths year we'll also have a workshop approximately 2-3 weeks in advance to answer questions you might have... BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME and we'll help you get started. Call or email us for details.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR...
- TWO-PERSON TEAMS: Participant entry is FREE.
- VOLUNTEERS... timers, judges, photographer, yeoman helpers, etc
- SPONSORS... corporate and individual sponsors help offset the costs of building materials and prizes.
Prizes: GOLD $500 // SILVER $250 // BRONZE $100
If you're interested in participating in any way, or you have questions please contact: