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.
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled
|Personal Website / Blog
2002 San Diego,CA to Skagway, AK to Sidney,BC 6267NM.
2003 Sidney,BC to Southeast Alaska to Sidney,BC 5123NM.
2004 Sidney,BC to Queen Charlotte Islands,BC to Prince William Sound,AK to Sidney,BC 5162NM.
2005 Sidney,BC to Kodiak and Prince William Sound,AK 5832NM.
2006 Sidney,BC to West Coast of Vancouver Island to Golifito, Costa Rica 6629NM.
2007 Golifito, Costa Rica to Panama Canal, San Blas Islands to Isla Providenica to Belize to Isla Mujeres, Mexico to Key West up the east coast to Portland, Maine and return to Seaford Delaware 5816NM.
2008 Seaford, Delaware to Maine to Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island to Cape Brenton Island and return to Seaford, Delaware via Long Island Sound, New York City and the Hudson river to Albany,NY 3777NM.
2009 Seaford Delaware to Bermuda to US Virgin Islands to BVI to St Martin, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Los Testigos, Margarita, Los Roques, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Monjes del Sur, Cartagenia, Columbia to Shelter Bay Panama 3817NM.
2010 Shelter Bay Panama through canal. Explored Pacific coast of Panama and Costa Rica. Then North to Ensenada, Mexico with stops in Barillas, El Salvador, Huatulco, Zihuataneo, Barria Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mag Bay, Turtle Bay Mexico 4150NM.
2011 Ensenda, Mexico to Skagway,Alaska then south to Van Isle Marina in Sidney BC, Canada. Harbor hopped up the west coast to Anacortes,WA then up the Inside Passage to Skagway, AK with side trips to Tracys Arm, Fords Terror, Sitka, Misty Fiords, Fiords Lands (BC). 4375NM
2012 Anacortes, WA north through the Outter Inside Passage to Skagway, AK. Southto Sitka, West to Prince William Sound to Seward, Kodiak Island, Geograhic harbor,Seward, Prince William Sound back to Southeast Alaska and south to British Colombia to Anacortes WA to Lady Smith BC 4994NM
2013 Ladysmith, BC to Anacortes, WA north to Campbell River, Port McNeill,Shearwater to outside inside passage to Ketchikan, AK to Misty Fiords and gunghole up to Hoonah and then down to Sitka, AK by way of Linianski Inlet and Klag Bay. Left Sitka and went to Skagway then to Tracy Arm to Petersburg to Juneau back to Tracy's Arm, Red Buff Bay to Sitka by going South and up the outside to Sitka. Left Sitka for Craig, AK and then back south through BC Inside Passage to San Juan Islands and Anacortes WA before returning to Ladysmith,BC 3481 NM .
2014 Ladysmith BC to Ancortes,WA north through the San Juan and Gulf Islands, Campbell River, Port McNeill, Shearwater, up the outside inside passage to Ketchikan,AK. Misty Fiords to Wrangell to Petersburg to Sitka. Then to Red Bluff Bay, Tracys Arm to Juneau.Next to Skagway then south to Poulbo,WA before returning to Ladysmith,BC 3266NM