Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 563
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,000,108
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.
|Boat Name||'r Tidewalker|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||30,043|
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2006-2018 PNW cruising on 43 Tollycraft
2018 - May to 2019 -May - cruise from Siney through Desolation Sound and Inside Passage to Central Coast. Direct west route from there to south end of Haida Gwaii, spend 1 month cruising Moresby Island and through Skidegate and up west side of Graham Island. Cruise back to central coast for fishing and exploring, working southward to home port. Local crusing for rest of year to May 2019 - total nm = 1937 nm
May 2019 to May 2020 - cruise northbound through inside passage to Prince Rupert. Cruise to SE Alaska, Ketchikan/Behm Channel/Meyers Chuck/Wrangell/Petersburg/ Tracy Arm/Juneau/Haines/Hoonah/Glacier Bay/Tenakee/Peril Strait/Sitka/Peril Strait/ explore east side of Baranof/Bay of Pillars/west side of Prince of Wales/Craig/Hydaburg/Prince Rupert/ explore and fish north and central coast of BC/local cruising to May 2020 - 4308 nm
May 2020 to June 2021 - pandemic year, cruise and explore, Princess Louisa, Desolation Sound, Discovery and Broughtons. Travel north to central coast for fishing, return southbound and explore, Belize and Seymour inlet, Broughtons, Gulf Islands etc. Cruise local waters, Gulf Islands etc - 1272 nm
June 2021 to May 2022 - pandemic year 2! - leave marina mid-June, explore Discovery Islands, Broughtons. Fish the way north and explore central and north coasts and make Kitimat base of operations for a month of exploring and several fishing trips. Explore and fish, Ariztazabel, Campania, Pitt and Estevan group. Fish and explore back to Bella Bella area. Explore remote achorages in Rivers and north and east of Port Hardy. Home port and local waters. - 1770 nm