History

We are a cruising club  on the River Lee just below Stanstead Lock. One of the very few locks in the country with a swing bridge over the lock chamber. Water comes in very fast as the sluices are in both top gates.

 The Club was founded in 1956 on an old boat moored approximately where the Stanstead Lee Valley Marina is now. Unfortunately it did not stay afloat for long, and sank. (but all crew were saved!!) The present site adjacent to Stanstead Lock was found. Much hard work by  those early members included digging out moorings. In 1963 a clubhouse was built which still stands today. A number of improvements have been carried out since, including an extension which was added in 1997.

From the beginning the LSCC has always been a family club of all ages.

The Club is proud to be one of four  founder members of the Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs (AWCC), a national organisation of 100 plus clubs.The other founder members are; Dunstable & District Boat Club, St. Pancras Cruising Club and Uxbridge Cruising Club, all still being active.
For interest the river is usually spelt  ‘Lea’:  The navigation  ‘Lee’. Both spellings appear on OS maps.