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About Potomac Boat Club
Founded in 1869, Potomac Boat Club is the oldest and one of the best known rowing clubs in the Washington, D.C. area. It is home to some 300 senior members, ranging from recreational rowers to Olympic athletes. PBC features several successful competitive programs for scullers and sweep rowers, and has served as the home of Washington-Lee High School crew under a cooperative agreement going back more than 50 years.
Located in the shadow of Key Bridge along the D.C. waterfront, the historic PBC boathouse has survived several floods, numerous hurricanes, and the catastrophic fire that destroyed the Washington Aquedect, the remaining abutment of which shelters many of the members' rowing shells.
Aside from providing the training ground for a long list of highly successful national team, club, and masters rowers, PBC is perhaps best known as the host of the Scullers' Head of the Potomac, a fall regatta which began in 1981. In its early years, the Scullers' Head of the Potomac featured events only for scullers (that is, rowers using two oars each), including the unusual and impressive Grand Challenge Octuple. While the regatta now includes a full complement of sweep-oared events as well, the regatta maintains its original name as a testimony to its heritage and as a tribute to the man who inspired it, Charlie Butt, Jr.
The Potomac Boat Club is located at the following address:
3530 Water Street, N.W.
In 2006, PBC applied for and was granted tax-exempt status by the IRS as a qualified social club under Section 501(c)(7) of the tax code. Pursuant to the requirements associated with this tax-exempt status, copies of the following IRS forms are publicly available for viewing through the links that follow.
Questions or concerns related to these documents should be directed to the PBC Treasurer.