Old Dominion Boat Club

Founded 1880


Alexandria, Virginia  

Latitude 38° 48’ 17”   Longitude 77° 02’ 48”  

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.


Check the Web Calendar For More Information

Saturday, July 16, Luau 

Saturday, August 6, Crab Feast 

Saturday, August 20,  ODBC Cup Invitational Regatta

Saturday, August 27, Leukemia Poker Run 

Friday, October 7 - 10, Commodore’s Frostbite Cruise 

Saturday, December 3, Boat Parade of Lights, Oyster Roast, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Scottish Walk

Saturday, December 24, Water Skiing Santa

Upcoming Events

Old Dominion Boat Club |1 King Street | Alexandria, Virginia 22314 | (703) 836-1900
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