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.
|Name||David, Kathryn, Ayla Besemer|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||35,227|
|Personal Website / Blog||ThreeAtSea.com|
Stuart,FL to Chesapeake Bay , Aug 08 (743nm)
Chesapeake Bay (St. Michael's, Oxford, Annapolis, Yorktown, Solomons,etc), Sept/Oct 08 (527nm)
Eastern Seaboard (VA to FL), Nov 08 (880nm)
The Bahamas (Nassau, Eleuthera, Cat Cay, Long Island, Rum Cay, Exuma Island Chain), Dec 08 to March 09 (1283nm)
Florida East Coast, April 09 (476nm)
Florida to NYC, May 09 (809nm)
Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, Welland Canal and Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron), May 09 - June 09 (1013nm)
Ontario, Canada including North Channel and Trent Severn Waterway, July 09 (576nm)
Down East Circle starting from Kingston, Ontario to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Aug/Sept 09 (1570nm)
Maine to South Carolina, Oct 09 (1166nm)
South Carolina to Sarasota, FL, Nov/Dec 09 (1034nm)
Sarasota, FL to Chesapeake Bay incl Okechobee Waterway, North Carolina, Feb-May 2010 (1101nm)
Chesapeake Bay to Rhode Island & MA incl. C & D Canal, Delaware Bay, Martha's Vineyard and Block Island, Jun-Sept 2010 (655nm)
Rhode Island to Florida incl coastal communities along route , Oct-Dec 2010 (1311nm)
Florida to Puerto Rico, Dec 2010 (1040nm)
Puerto Rico, Spanish Virgins, US Virgins & British Virgin Islands, Jan-April 2011, (569nm)
Puerto Rico to Narragansett Bay, RI in a straight offshore run, May 2011 (2026nm)
New England, Summer/Fall 2011 (729nm)
New England to Florida (Winter 2011) (1070nm)
Bahamas in Winter/Spring 2012 (941nm)
Florida/Bahams Summer 2012 (566nm)
Florida to California via Panama Canal, Nov 2012-May 2013, (4936)
California to Alaska, May 2013-July 2014 (3151)
Alaska through Inside Passage to San Juan Islands, July 2014-June 2015 (1369nm)
San Juan Islands along the coast of North America through the Panama Canal to San Blas Islands, Colombia, Jamaica, and Bahamas, June 2015 - February 2016 (5683nm)