WELCOME TO ASNE TIDEWATER SECTION!

Upcoming events

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • LOCATION: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach VA 23462
    • 100



    Dress code: 

    For our Navy and Coast Guard members and guests, we hope you can join us for all our TW events. If you attend in uniform, Service Khaki / Summer White / Tropical Blue, as well as Service Dress Blue are appropriate military dress.










    • 20 May 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • LOCATION: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach VA 23462
    • 100

    Guest Speaker: CAPT Tim Barney, USN

    Commander, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center


    CAPT Tim Barney


    Dress code: 

    For our Navy and Coast Guard members and guests, we hope you can join us for all our TW events. If you attend in uniform, Service Khaki / Summer White / Tropical Blue, as well as Service Dress Blue are appropriate military dress.










    • 6 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 7 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Towne Point Park, Norfolk VA



    The Setting:  

    Harborfest is Norfolk’s largest annual festival, kicking off the summer season and celebrating the area’s great maritime heritage.  Town Point Park and the Elizabeth River will be alive!... with festival food & drink, live music, tall sailing ships, arts and crafts, fireworks, nautical-themed activities, and a fun-seeking audience that loves to interact with our boat builders.  

    Best yet, the Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge will be showcased prominently as we celebrate the 26th Anniversary of this great event!  

    Check out this video of the photo finish from 2019... Build-A-Boat Video and a presentation of the event from start to finish... 25th Annual ASNE-Sika Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge 2019.

    Donations: 

    There is no entry fee for the teams, but personal donations to help cover the cost for this event, and support the ASNE mission, are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Donations are tax deductible.  Donate Here!

    Sponsorship

    Corporate sponsorship can be made on-line by credit card from the list to the left or by filling out the Team and Sponsorship form and mailing it in with a check using the form below.

    The Challenge:

    Would you feel intimidated or challenged by the thought of building a boat out three sheets of 4x8 ft of luan?  

    Would you feel squeamish or thrilled to launch and race your masterpiece in front of thousands of fans?  

    If your answers were “challenged” and “thrilled”, then we welcome you to compete in the 2020 ASNE-Sika Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge.

    This competition combines creativity, craftsmanship and boat handling skills in a unique event that is both challenging and entertaining.  Here are the event details:

    • IT’S FREE… no entry fee for participants.  The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and Sika Corp  are the Event Sponsors.

    • Construction material kits are predefined and provided to teams at no cost.

    • Space is limited.  Twenty-five (25) two-person teams will be accepted, on a first-come basis.

    • Teams submit application early to secure a spot, and later submit their design 2 weeks in advance.

    • Bring your own power tools, hand tools, a smile, family and friends and a great attitude.

    • The building & outfitting phases take place on Saturday.  Arrive by 8:30 am, finish around 5:00 pm. Stay for the evening concerts and fireworks if you can… it’s a blast.

    • Races (3 heats) take place on Sunday.  Plan to arrive at 1:00 pm for a catered lunch and finish around 5:00.

    • Awards will be presented for Best Design, Fastest Built, Race Results 1st – 3rd Place, Most Whimsical, and Fan Favorite. We may create other categories as we feel inspired.

    • Prizes include Sikaflex Trophies, commemorative medals, bling and power tools!

    • Building time is limited to 4 hours (but we do not enforce this. It’s a guideline… just be safe!).

    • Painting the boat is critical to ensure structural integrity during the water-born portion of the event. And beyond a basic coat of paint, creative decorating (outfitting) is absolutely encouraged.  Decorating can start immediately upon completion of the boat construction. Families, friends and supporters are welcome to help decorate after your power tools are safely put away.

    Community Impact:

    The American Society of Naval Engineers will commit 100% of net proceeds to funding the mission areas of ASNE, including engineering scholarships and STEM programs.

    For ASNE this is not JUST fun, but also a community outreach and education program.

    We promote awareness of naval engineering, shipbuilding and ship repair professions that are the life blood of the Tidewater region.

    Teams and Volunteers are encouraged to stop and interact with the crowd at every opportunity.

    Build-A-Boat 2020 Flyer.pdf

    Event details, Team and Sponsor Applications_ASNE Sika

    Questions? Contact Mike D’Amato at (757) 226-1114 or michael.damato@hii-tsd.com

Past events

18 Mar 2020 ASNE-TW March Dinner / Meeting CANCELED
19 Feb 2020 ASNE-TW February Dinner / Meeting
30 Jan 2020 VMASC Tour
22 Jan 2020 ASNE-TW January Dinner / Meeting
18 Dec 2019 ASNE-TW December Dinner / Meeting
14 Dec 2019 Tour of U.S. Navy in Vietnam Exhibit at Hampton Roads Naval Museum
20 Nov 2019 ASNE-TW November Dinner / Meeting
6 Nov 2019 Design Sciences Series Workshop
16 Oct 2019 ASNE-TW October Dinner / Meeting
18 Sep 2019 ASNE-TW September Dinner / Meeting
13 Sep 2019 Arctic Day 2019
19 Jun 2019 ASNE TW Social Night @ Topgolf Virginia Beach
18 Jun 2019 Technology, Systems & Ships 2019
8 Jun 2019 ASNE - SIKA ULTIMATE BUILD-A-BOAT CHALLENGE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY @ Harborfest in the Towne Point Park, Norfolk,VA
15 May 2019 ASNE-TW May Meeting
14 May 2019 MEGA Rust 2019
17 Apr 2019 ASNE-TW April Meeting
27 Mar 2019 ASNE-TW March Meeting
20 Feb 2019 ASNE-TW February Meeting
23 Jan 2019 ASNE-TW January Meeting
12 Dec 2018 ASNE-TW December Meeting
14 Nov 2018 ASNE-TW November Meeting
17 Oct 2018 ASNE-TW October Dinner Meeting
16 Oct 2018 TEDE Symposium
17 Sep 2018 FMMS 2018 Golf Tournament Player Registration
17 Sep 2018 FMMS 2018 Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities/Registration
9 Aug 2018 Perspective on Transition Webinar
24 Jul 2018 ASNE-TW Night at the Norfolk Tides
9 Jun 2018 2018 ASNE-Sikaflex Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge
18 May 2018 The Mariners' Museum Reception - "Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I"
16 May 2018 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
18 Apr 2018 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
21 Mar 2018 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
22 Feb 2018 The OPV Phenomenon
21 Feb 2018 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
23 Jan 2018 Introduction to Combat Systems Engineering
17 Jan 2018 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
13 Dec 2017 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
13 Dec 2017 ASNE Naval Engineering Certificate Overview
4 Dec 2017 Combat Systems Symposium 2017
17 Nov 2017 Arctic Day 2017
15 Nov 2017 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
18 Oct 2017 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting
20 Sep 2017 ASNE-TW Monthly Dinner Meeting

Email: ASNE.tidewater.social@gmail .com

Office: (703) 836-6727

Fax: (703) 836-7491

American Society of Naval Engineers

1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1

Alexandria, VA 22314

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