Founded 1880


Alexandria, Virginia  |  Latitude 38 ° 48' 10.4'N  Longitude -77 ° 2' 21.8"W


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The Old Dominion Boat Club maintains a marina of 53 boat slips. Additionally we have a work float and 2 “Tee” docks.  Members who are assigned slips are known as slip holders. Members who are not assigned a slip can make a reservation and request berthing at the ODBC.  Members are assigned slips according to the rules set forth in the M & B Rules. This process is begun by getting on one or more of the various slip waiting lists.

This “How To” Guide will assist in making it clear how things work with the ODBC Marina. Please note that some of this information is contained in the M & B Rules. A copy is also in your Club Directory.

How to Get on the Slip List?   Slip waiting list applications are kept at the bar in the M & B 3 ring binder. Simply request the form from a bar tender. Fill it out and enclose a $100.00 application fee and leave it for the M & B Committee through the mail slot in the office. Being on a slip waiting list will enable you to sublease a slip if one is available.  You can apply for the following waiting lists:

  1. Large Slip
  2. Small slip
  3. Dry storage[/expand]

What Happens to My Slip Application?   Once the Committee approves your application by signing it:

  1. Your application fee (check, cash) will be given to the Treasurer
  2. Your name is placed on the appropriate slip waiting list
  3. The M & B Committee returns a copy of the application to you.
  4. You will be offered a slip when you reach the top of the list.

What Is a Sublease?   If a slip becomes available for more than 1 week,  the Committee can assign the slip to another member on the sublease slip waiting list.  At the beginning of the winter or summer season, the highest person on the waiting list will be assigned the slip.  After the season begins, the subleases are assigned first come, first served.

What Are Non-Up-Gradeable Slips?  There are 3 very shallow slips known as non-upgradeable slips.  Anyone on the slip waiting list is eligible for these slips. The highest person on the waiting list will be assigned that slip. To be assigned a regular deep-water slip, you must get to the top of the waiting list.]

How Do I Launch My Boat at the Club?   Members can launch their boats using the boat ramp for the purpose of day sailing. You cannot leave your boat or trailer overnight at the Club.]

How Can I Store My Boat at the Boat Lot?  Those on the dry storage lists are eligible to store their boats at the Club. The order you were placed on the waiting list determines your eligibility.  Those on the waiting list interested in storage must contact the Committee in writing for the upcoming season.]

How Can I Use the Work Float? The work float as the name implies is primarily used to perform repairs and maintenance on your boat.  To reserve the float, members must contact the M & B chair who will post your reservation. The work float can be used to load and unload passengers.

How to Make a Boat Slip Reservation at the ODBC?  To make a reservation, contact the Committee representative in charge.  Provide name of boat, size of boat, and the dates you want.  If a slip or Tee is available, you will be assigned that spot or placed on a waiting list. Members can request a slip or tee no more than 30 days in advance. (Reciprocal club members can reserve no more than 2 weeks in advance). Non-slip holders assigned temporary berthing at the ODBC are known as transients.

What Happens to My Boat Reservation?  Boat reservation status is posted at the Club on the M & B bulletin board. If you are waiting for a slip, you will be posted.  A copy is also in the M & B book at the bar. The Committee representative will contact you as slips become available on a first called first served basis.

How Long Can I Stay at the ODBC as a Transient?  The current policy is one week. 

Can I Just Stop in at the Marina?  If the Tee’s are open, you can temporarily tie up, check the reservation board and go up to the bar and you should call the M & B representative. If no one has reserved the spot, you can stay for a few hours. If you wish to stay over night, you must make a reservation and pay your slip fee at the bar.  In any event, do not tie up, and leave the Club without checking with the Club Manager or M & B representative. Boaters call and make reservation at any time and this can and has caused us to assign a slip that is occupied by an unknown boat which is unfair to the member who is following the rules in making a reservation.]

What Are the Line Requirements to Secure a Boat in the Marina?   M & B Rules require ½ line minimum must be used to secure a boat in the ODBC Marina. Visiting boat owners are responsible for using their own lines . As a courtesy to slip holders, any lines found in a slip are not to be used or tampered with so that when the assigned slip holder  re-occupies the slip they do not have to adjust the lines.

Does ODBC Supply Loaner Electrical Power Cords?  No, visiting boaters are required to provide their own electrical power cords.

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