On March 4, 2017, we lost a friend, a fellow sailor, a fine coach, a son, a great husband and father. Corey Lynam, 33, was caught in an avalanche while skiing with friends in the Callaghan area, nearby Whistler. Ontario Sailing offers heartfelt condolences to Corey’s family and friends.

Corey Lynam was an accomplished sailor and coach. He raced at several CORK Regattas representing RHYC and RCYC Race Teams. He was a key member of the Queen’s University Sailing Team named MVP Queen’s Sailing Team (Nathan Cowan Trophy) 2004-2005 and again in 2005-2006. He was also Head Coach at Kingston Yacht Club (KYC). In 2007, he was recognized with the Angus (Bud) Roulstone Leadership Award for his fine work and dedication to coaching. Recently, Corey became an accomplished competitive kite-boarder and he was an avid, skilled alpine skier. He and his wife Bri (nee Bri Howard, daughter of long-time CORK Safety Chief Gary Howard) were actually married atop Kicking Horse Ski Resort.

He earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree at Queen’s University (2003-2007) and then his Masters of Engineering at University of British Columbia (2009-2011). Corey continued to live in BC working for a world renowned aeronautical engineering firm based in Vancouver.

Corey leaves his dear wife Bri, and his baby son Iver. Close friends have set up a legacy fund to support Iver, Corey’s pride and joy. Details and the opportunity to donate are available through following link:


No arrangements are available at this time.

Mark Searle – President, Ontario Sailing