Upcoming events

    • 14 May 2019
    • 16 May 2019
    • Renaissance Hotel, Portsmouth VA

    MegaRust 2019 is scheduled for May 14-16 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel.  See details

    MegaRust is conducted annually to provide a consolidated focus on Navy corrosion issues. Corrosion is a major factor in the readiness and total ownership cost of naval systems and this conference is intended to provide updated information on programs, policies, standards and Fleet experience related to corrosion and to promote discussion and sharing of information on technologies and strategies for controlling corrosion.

    Sign-up for this event at the Mega Rust 2019 web site

    The May 2019 ASNE TW Dinner will be held May 15that the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in connection with Mega Rust. 

    • 15 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • NOTE: Renaissance Hotel, Portsmouth VA (Mega Rust)
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    (1) Location: Renaissance Hotel Portsmouth

    (2) Dinner price for this event will be be $35 for all

    (3) RSVPs will be required NLT May 8, 2019. 

    The Guest Speaker for May will be RADM Mark Whitney, USN, Director Fleet Maintenance and held in connection with Mega Rust 2019. 

    Dinner guests are invited to the Mega Rust Exhibitor Demonstration from 5:00 - 6:30 PM and Beer Tasting Reception from 6:00 - 7:00 PM prior to the ASNE Dinner. 

    RADM Mark Whitney, USN

    Rear Admiral Mark Whitney.docx


    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 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 25th Anniversary of this great event!

    The Challenge:

    Would you feel intimidated or challenged by the thought of building a boat out three sheets of 4x8ft 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 2019 ASNE-Sikaflex 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 reserve the right to 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 2019.pdf

    Team and Sponsor Applications_ASNE Sika Boatbuilding_2019.docx

Email: ASNE.tidewater.social@gmail .com

Office: (703) 836-6727

Fax: (703) 836-7491

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