Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 564
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,018,171
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||12,950|
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Dec 2013 purchase and delivery of new boat from Seattle to Sidney, BC
2014 - Winter cruising from Gulf Islands to Desolation Sound, summer cruising north to Broughton Group, Salish Sea and Sunshine Coast BC
2015 - cruising Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Salish Sea area, north to Princess Royal Island, west to Haida Gwaii (Sandpit), north to Prince Rupert (Alaska border), then south to home base Sidney BC
2016 - Sidney BC to Nordhavn rendezvous in Petersburg, Alaska, Baranof Islands, south to Coronation Island, east to Port Protection, south to Prince Rupert, Outer Passage and Estavan Group Islands, south to Bella Bella, Ocean Falls, to Sidney BC (approx 2,800 mi)
2017 - Sidney BC, north to Broughton Group, exploring Seymour Inlet and Belize Inlet, return via Desolation Sound and Salish sea.
2018 - Sidney to Port McNeil, Cape Caution and north to Hakai Pass, Bella Bella area, Ocean Falls, McKenzie Sound to Outer Passage, Campania Island, north to Prince Rupert and return to Sidney,BC
2019 - summer cruising in Gulf Islands, Salish Sea, Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound
2020 - San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, north to Salish Sea and Discovery Islands, north around Cape Caution to Hakaii Pass and return south to Sidney BC
2021 - Cruise Salish Sea, Lasquitti Island to Discovery Islands, north thru Johnstone Strait, Port McNeil, Hakaii Pass, Bella Bella area, Ocean Falls, south to Broughton Group Islands and return to home base in Sidney, BC