History

We are a cruising club  on the River Lee below Stanstead Lock. The Lee and Stort (LSCC) put on various social events during the year, as well as cruising. One advantage of belonging to  a club is that there is always someone willing to advise if you have a problem. Likewise you have expertise to help others.

We  have frequent contact  with other local boat clubs,  at times joining each others  events. Being a family boating club we have a wide range of ages. 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. (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 added in 1997.

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.