Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 569
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,100,700
Nordhavn’s popular Distance Pennant Program was created to recognize the many Nordhavn owners and their great accomplishments of traveling the world’s oceans and enjoying the adventures of a lifetime. It is interesting to note that the average miles traveled is a little under half of a circumnavigation for each registered owner. Our goal is to reach 100 percent registration of all Nordhavns built and enter all of the miles traveled by previous owners.
From the earliest days of the age of sail up to the present time, the history of flags and the history of the sea have been intertwined. From at least the early 19th century, it has been the custom of ships returning from a long overseas deployment to fly an extra long commission pennant made up of whatever bunting could be assembled.
In the Royal Navy, this is known as the “paying off pennant” because a ship used to be taken out of commission and its crew “paid off” at the end of each cruise. In the United States Navy, it is called the homeward-bound pennant. Although not officially sanctioned by regulations, the Navy has issued guidelines for the use of this pennant in NTP-13(B), Flags, Pennants and Customs.
It is really very simple. Just click here to register and then submit your contact information in the required fields and list your trips with full details about your travels –including the number of miles covered.
In return, not only will your accomplishments be listed for all who visit this website to be impressed by, you will receive a complimentary Nordhavn Distance Pennant. Let the world know your Nordhavn is more than just a great-looking vessel. You and your Nordhavn have done what others dare not.
The first level is 2,500 miles. Subsequent pennants will be issued in additional 5,000 nm increments. Each will be a different color. No matter how the miles were accrued: one long trip, 50 short cruises or even if you have owned multiple Nordhavns, it’s the total miles accumulated that we are interested in.
|Michael & Katie Wilkinson
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled
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2014 San Diego to Seattle; Seattle to San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, Princess Louisa Inlet; Desolation Sound, Dent Island, Van Isle Marina, Seattle = 2,357 miles
2015 Seattle to San Juan Islands, Desolation Sound, The Broughtons, Inside Passage, Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Craig, Ketchikan back through British Columbia to Seattle = 2,945 miles
2016 Seattle to San Juan Islands, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Ensenada, Los Cabos, La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Refugio Bay, San Carlos, Topolobampo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta = 3,575 miles
2017 Puerto Vallarta to Panama City via El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica & Las Perlas; Panama Canal to San Blas Islands; Bocas del Toro to San Andreas, Columbia return = 3,385 miles
2018 Bocas del Tor, Panama to Jamaica; The Bahamas to Florida; Florida to Washington DC; Chesapeake; New York; Sag Harbor, Long Island; Brunswick Georgia = 4,398 miles