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||Gary and Sharon Robinson|
|Boat Name||St. Helena|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||23,320|
|Personal Website / Blog|
May – Aug 2003, California to Mexico; Jan – Jul 2004, Baja Mexico, coastal waters of California and Oregon; Apr – Aug 2005, Oregon coast, Columbia River to The Dalles, Washington coast, Victoria, BC to Puget Sound; Apr – Aug 2006, southern BC, northern BC, southeast Alaska via Inside Passage to Glacier Bay NP, west coast of Chichagof Island; May – Sept 2007, southern BC, northern BC, and San Juan Islands; Apr – Aug 2008, southern BC, northern BC, southeast Alaska via Outside Passage to Elfin Cove, west coast of Baranof Island; Apr - Aug 2009, southern BC, northern BC, southeast Alaska via outside Dall and Baranof Islands, north of Cape Spencer to Lituyu Bay; May - July 2010, circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, BC; Apr - Aug 2011, southern BC, northern BC, southeast Alaska to Glacier Bay, return outside via Coronation Island; May & Sept 2012, Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands; May-Aug 2013, southern BC, northern BC, Roscoe Inlet, inside passage; May-Aug 2014, southern BC, northern BC, SE Alaska, Baranof Island, Admiralty Island (Pack Creek).