A Proud Part of Alexandria’s History Since 1880
The Old Dominion Boat Club was organized in July 1880 to combine physical fitness and sport with a social atmosphere. The very first members were “Alexandrians of the highest order”, leaders of the business, civic and social corridors. The early members were canoeists, swimmers, sailing and rowing enthusiasts and eventually power-boating was added to the water sports activities.
The Club has had a long relationship in the annals of competitive rowing and is considered “the place where scholastic rowing got its start in Virginia”. The ODBC supports high school rowing to this day.
The Old Dominion Boat Club is the oldest boating club in Virginia. Through the years past, the Club has involved itself in many humanitarian activities such as fundraisers for EOD Warriors, cancer research, Leukemia Lymphoma Poker Run, annual bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and a host of other local and national charities.
The Club is a proud part of Alexandria history and its tradition for the sporting life on the Potomac.
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Proposed Amendment to be discussed and voted on at the February 6, 2017 General Membership Meeting
MEMBERSHIP IN THE ODBCNot all members of the ODBC are boaters. Although we have an operating marina with limited slips for our boat-owners, the location of the Club and the events put on by our members assure enjoyment by all.
To learn more about our Membership and obtain an application please click HERE