The Canadian Forces Sailing Association (Esquimalt Squadron), located at Munroe Head on the north side of Esquimalt Harbour, supports recreation primarily for military personnel of CFB Esquimalt, their families and civilian members of DND, their dependants and a wide range of employees of Federal Government agencies. It also is the home of the Victoria Branch of the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia .
The club is a self-help club and relies on the volunteer efforts of its members for governance, operation and maintenance. The club is funded from membership dues, moorage fees, food and bar sales etc. It is supported administratively by the CFB Esquimalt Personnel Support Program (PSP).
Established under the authority of Canadian Forces Administrative Order 50-20 (Recreation Clubs) and with the approval of the Base Commander, it is operated in accordance with the regulations and policies of CFB Esquimalt and governed by its own constitution and by-laws.
The primary objective of CFSA is to provide training, recreational and competitive sailing opportunities for serving military members and their families. Additional objectives are:
- to provide safe recreational sailing, facilities and activities for CFSA members
- to provide CFSA members in the CFB Esquimalt area with training in seamanship and sailing
- to organize opportunities for CFSA members to take part in sailing activities
- to encourage racing, cruising and adventure training under sail; to promote water safety and physical fitness
- to provide CFSA members with information and advice about sailing
- to encourage and promote liaison between members and yacht clubs of sailing associations in British Columbia, Canada, the Commonwealth and elsewhere
- to provide moorage space and volunteer support (as available) to DSABC
CFSA celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008 with berthage for approximately 130 sailboats and an active membership of approximately 300. CFSA is an affiliated club of the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA).