Canadian Forces Sailing Association

Canadian Forces Sailing Association


Sailing on the water

Want to enjoy the water on something other than a warship? Join CFSA.
The Canadian Forces Sailing Association has been established in Esquimalt for over 60 years. We are located at Monroe Head on the north side of Esquimalt Harbour. Our memberships are very reasonable and CFSA is a great place to get involved with sailing, a sport that will last a lifetime.
With membership requests contact or visit our website at
We offer:
  • Adult and junior CYA approved sailing programs
  • Moorages for Regular Force members
  • Full service and licensed Club House
  • Club reciprocals with other yacht clubs around the world.
  • A full calendar of social activities
  • Club and inter-club racing
  • Maintenance yard with bi-weekly haul outs

CFSA Summer “Learn To Sail” Program

Learn to Sail at the Canadian Forces Sailing Association! We offer courses for Youth and Adults of all ages, from beginner to advanced.  CFSA is a wonderful place to learn to sail, with favourable winds and a protected harbour.  Sharing a harbour with the Naval Dockyard, there are always exciting things happening in the bay.  Our one and two week programs are a great way for kids, adults and families to enjoy their summer learning on the water!
Our instructors are nationally certified through Sail Canada and trained in how to teach sailing, as well as first aid and boat rescue. We follow the Sail Canada CANSail curriculum of instruction.
CANSail is designed to be a set of progressive learn to sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills.  It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidates key skills and solid experiences before adding complex skills. If a course isn’t running when you want to register for it, please contact us and we will see if there is an equivalent or way to get you sailing that week.
You are not required to work for DND nor be a member of CFSA to take part in our summer Learn To Sail program, but you will probably find that you enjoy sailing so much that you will want to join and benefit from the perks of membership!
Summer Program Questions?
Contact our Program Coordinator: Ryan Kaye
CF Sailing School - Esquimalt on Facebook: @esquimaltsailing
Registration is through PSP Recreation:
Phone: 250-363-1009
In Person: 2610 Rosebank Rd in Colwood

OR through
Naden Athletic Centre Kiosk
Phone: 250-363-5677

Check out our SUMMER Sailing courses and learn to sail - all ages!
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