NPBRC began on the eve of the 2006 Boat Parade when a small group of former rowers gathered to watch the event from the grandstands at the Palm Beach Marine Institute. As night fell and yacht after decorated yacht passed in celebration up the Intracoastal, we knew that something was missing.
The Intracoastal Waterway was the perfect venue for area kids and adults from all backgrounds to enjoy the sport, and so the idea for NPBRC was born. We believe that any high school kid or adult without a motorboat should still have the opportunity to get on the water and enjoy a safe, healthy team activity while developing a lifelong respect for our environment. NPBRC officially incorporated in January 2007 and we have been hard at work laying the foundation for what the club is today: a world-class youth team, a thriving adult team, and enduring partnerships within our community that have created a safe haven for rowing and other water sports.
Through a generous partnership with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, NPBRC found a home on the Intracoastal Waterway inside Bert Winters Park off of Ellison Wilson Road. From humble beginnings we have built successful Youth, Adaptive, and Masters programs, trained Olympians, and have raced around the country in some of the most prestigious regattas in our sport. We have drawn visitors from around the globe, colleges from across the US, and respect and admiration from our competitors.