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.
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June 2006 - Stuart to West End Bahama's to Ft Lauderdale, various shake down sea trails, Ft Lauerdale to NY. July 2006 NY to Maine, all around Maine for three week summer cruise, then to Portsmouth NH, Boston, Sandwich MA, Newport RI, Sag Harbor NY, Westbrook CT, Port Jefferson NY, Manhasset Bay NY. Aug - Sept 2006 Sag Harbor NY, Port Jefferson NY, Greenwich CT., Stanford CT., Huntington NY, Northport NY, Oyster Bay NY. Oct-Nov 2006 Ny to Stuart Fl then Ft Lauderdale Fl. Dec 2006 Ft Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos then to St Thomas USVI to BVI's to Dec 2006 thru March 2007 St Lucia, Jan 07 to St Maartin to Feb 07 to BVI's to USVI's to Puerto Rico, to Dominican Republic March 07 to Turks and Caicos to March 07 to Ft Lauderdale. May of 07 Ft Laud to Port Washington NY, half dozen day trips in NY thr June 07, to Maine lat June 07(Blue Hill, Bucks Hbr., Northeast passage, Castine, Camden,Port Clyde, Robin Hood, S. Freeport, Portland) Mid July 07 to Portsmouth RI, then to Boston, to Sandwich MA, Newport RI, Mystic Seaport Meuseum, Mystic CT., Port Washington NY, Aug 07 to Greenwich Ct, Sept 07 Port Jefferson NY,Aug thru Sept Manhasset Bay Ny, Oct Huntington NY,