The Inlet is known for be very easy to enter and exit, your thinking about the inlet north (Jupiter) and the one south of here,South Lake Worth
inlet - Lake Worth Inlet is more than 100 yards wide and over 50 feet deep , and marked well -so its really very easy to go thru in any weather
. I grew up here and have been navgating this inlet for 40 years, 10 of thouse as a Dive Boat capt. It dont get much better than this.
The sea can run very swift up to about 6 knots ,near the rocks where the water
is about 20 feet deep, look at the pictures it looks as if the seas are only 3-4 feet or so.
Im not sure how far away from Lake Worth Inlet you were , but we are in SOUTH Florida
and have had very nice weather
the last 4-5 days with winds of about 10 knots possably 15 gusts at best, I live about 2 miles from the area and its been light wind
for a few days now.
A friend called me and said he helped the guy recover some of is stuff on the bottom and the guy said ; he had only his engine running and no sails
up, as he was leaving when the engine died , he scrambled to rase his sails
and by the time he did he was so close to making it out he kept going oncorse and mis judged the current
and this threw him into the rocks because he then did not or was not able to tack, I think he missed it by about 10 feet
Somthing I suspect happened fast and could possably happen to anyone if your not careful.
Bad Break where hes party at fault, but who know what any of us might do if it happened to us?