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||Paul & Jo-Anne Weakley|
|Nordhavn Model||35 Costal Pilot|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||6,825|
|Personal Website / Blog|
From Seaford, Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries and returning to Seaford, Virginia from April 2006 to October 2006.
From Seaford, Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries to the C & C Canal to the Delaware River and Delaware Bay to Cape May, New Jersey out in the Atlantic Ocean north to the Hudson River to The Erie Canal in Upstate New York and west to the Oswego Canal to Lake Ontario. Returning down the Oswego Canal to west on the Erie Canal to the Cayuga Seneca Canal to Seneca Falls and returning via the Cayuga Canal and the Erie Canal to the Hudson River then North via the Champlain Canal to Schuylerville. Then returning South on the Champlain Canal to the Hudson River to the Atlantic Ocean to Cape May, New Jersey to the Delaware Bay and River to The C & D Canal to the Chesapeake and cruising the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries and Returning to Seaford, Virginia. From May 2007 to October 2007.
From Seaford, Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries to the C & D Canal to the Delaware River and Bay to Cape May, NJ to the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River north to the Erie Canal in Upstate New York west to the Oswego Canal then to Lake Ontario and crossing Lake Ontario to Kingston, Ontario Canada. The Rideau Canal to Ottawa then down the Ottawa River to Lac Saint Louis to the St Lawrence Seaway. The St Lawrence Seaway Locks to Montreal and on to Sorel. The Richelieu River and Canal to the Chamble Canal and crossing back into the United States at Lake Champlain and south on Lake Champlain to the Champlain Canal to the Hudson River and south to the Atlantic Ocean to Cape May, NJ to the Delaware Bay and River north to the C & D Canal to the Chesapeake Bay. Cruising the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries to Seaford, Virginia. From April 2008 to October 2008.
During the year 2009 we cruised the Chesapeake Bay from Norfolk, on the Elizabeth River to the C & D Canal, adding another 850 miles.
During the year 2010 we cruised from Seaford Virginia up the Chesapeake Bay, through the C & D Canal, down the Delaware River and Delaware Bay, through the Canal at Cape May, New Jersey to the Atlantic Ocean. We traveled north in the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River, and then up the Hudson to the Erie Canal. We traveled the Erie Canal to its western end at Tonawanda, New York and the Niagra River. We then turned around and retraced our trip back to the Chesapeake Bay,adding 1748 nautical miles for the year.