Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 564
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,018,171
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.
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||15,821|
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Purchased pre-loved 5/2012. Since then Bellingham to San Juans, to Desolation Sound numerous times, Puget Sound cruises. In October 2012 out the Straits of Juan de Fuca, down the Washington coast to Astoria, OR, up the Columbia River to Portland. Several Columbia River cruises: Upriver to Cascade Locks, OR in October 2012. 1891 NM
2013 - Down the Columbia River to Astoria over New Years 2013. Portland, OR to Astoria. Circumnavigate Vancouver Island. Princess Louisa Sound. Anacortes to Portland, OR 2154 NM
2014 - Portland, OR to Seattle. Gulf Islands of Canada, Puget Sound. Inside Passage as far as Prince Rupert. Return to Seattle. Then Seattle to Portland, OR. 2450 NM
2015 (thru October) - Portland, OR to Anacortes, WA. Inside Passage to Alaska. Explored SE Alaska, Glacier Bay. Across Gulf of Alaska to Prince William Sound. PWS to Sitka and inside passage to San Juans and direct to Portland, OR. Portland, OR to San Diego (first passage >1000 NM!). 6020 NM so far 2015. CUBAR to La Paz in November!