Regattas & Camps

The Occoquan Reservoir’s mostly predictable currents and flatness provide excellent water for head races; in addition, a fully buoyed sprint course is up from the beginning of the spring season through mid July.

OBC hosts two regattas each year: the Occoquan Memorial Sprints (OMS) in July (formerly “Occoquan Masters Sprints”), and the Head of the Occoquan (HOTO) in late October or early November. OMS was renamed in 2015 to ensure rowers of all levels registered and felt welcome to do so.

Members gather on Wednesday evenings (6:00pm generally) and Sunday mornings (7:15 in July – August; 7:30 September on) to row race pieces—sprint pieces in the summer, head pieces in the fall. These gatherings are informally coordinated rather than coached.