|In our few years as a club we’ve gotten alot of questions about NPBRC’s colors, along with some input and commentary from our members.... So here’s a short primer on the Coral and Blue.|
Navy Blue represents the tradition of our sport - the timeless simplicity that makes this a lifelong passion - and of course the ocean that is a stone's throw from our daily rows.
Light Blue represents the Intracoastal Waterway, our home waters. We are a beach-launching, manatee-dodging, slightly salty bunch and proud of it. You’ll find us where the ocean meets the Loxahatchee river and everywhere in between, out enjoying the seven rowable kilometers in either direction from our site. It represents our club’s diversity - a healthy mix of novices, recreational rowers, die-hard competitive types, and everyone in between.
Now to the kicker: Coral. Coral represents teamwork. It might seem like a strange choice, but think about it. This one small creature epitomizes the collaboration and sheer effort it takes to build something bigger, better, and more enduring than the individual. It’s teamwork at its best, a small but mighty cooperative. It’s the bedrock of marine life, a bellweather of the vitality, health, and interconnectedness of a community. It’s also a color uniquely Floridian. We see it every time we turn over a seashell on the beach; every time we brave the morning chill to catch a row at dawn. If you’ve ever been on the water for a summer evening in south Florida, you’ll know what we’re talking about. So please, for the love of the sport, it’s not salmon, pink, or faded red. We didn’t forget to paint our blades this year. It’s coral - and it’s Florida rowing at its best.