History

Clubhouse

We are a cruising club located on the River Lee by Stanstead Lock. The Lee and Stort (LSCC) enjoy many social events as well as cruising. Within a club there is always someone who can help with general boating tips. We also have frequent contact  with other local boat clubs. Being a family boating club our membership is made up of all ages and experiences. The Club was founded in 1956 on an old boat moored where the Lee Valley Marina is now. Unfortunately it did not stay afloat for long, and sank. The present site adjacent to Stanstead Lock was found. Much hard work by all the then members dug out moorings, and then in 1963 built the clubhouse we see today, with a number of improvements since.

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.
The Association of Lee Cruising Clubs  (ALCC ) meet two or three times a year, with representatives from the boat clubs on the Lee & Stort. Any local problems or praise are forwarded to the Canal & River Trust.
For interest the river is usually spelt  ‘Lea’:  The navigation  ‘Lee’. Both spellings appear on OS maps.