Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 570
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,102,700
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
Portsmouth, RI to Portland, ME, 5/31/2007, 170nm
Portland to Boothbay, ME, to Portland June/2007, 72nm
Weekend Cruising Casco Bay summer 2007, 221 nm
Portland to Gloucester, MA to Boston to Provincetown to Cuttyhunk to Newport, RI to Martha's Vinyard to Nantucket to Portland, ME 9/17 to 9/27/2007, 489 nm
Weekend Cruising Casco Bay summer 2008, 351 nm
Yarmouth, ME to Camden to Vinalhaven to Isle au Haut to SW Harbor to Bar Harbor to Matinicus to Christmas Cove to Boothvay to Yarmouth, 8/26 to 9/1/2008, 318 nm
Yarmouth to Portland 11/2008, 13 nm
Portland to Yarmouth via Eagle Island 4/15/2009, 20 nm
Yarmouth to Portland to Yarmouth 5/25/2009, 26 nm
Yarmouth, Me to St. Simons Island, Ga - stops in Cape May, Ocracoke, Wrightsville Beach, Charlston 10/9/09 - 10/20/09 1100 nm
St. Simons Island to Marsh Harbour, Abacos, via Fort Pierce 1/9/2010 - 1/14/2010 441 nm
Cruising Abacos 1/14/2010 - 5/9/2010 104 nm
Marsh Harbor, Abacos to Yarmouth, ME 5/9/2010 - 5/15/2010 1115 nm nonstop, 5 days, 17 hours
Cruising Casco Bay, ME summer 2010, 176 nm