At 2:52 PM I received a text from Jay yesterday an hour after he left Ft. Meyers.
I WARNED him about the weather
. Told him 20 KNOTS for TUES and WED.
He texted he would arrive quicker to KW.
I also saw Jay in the Marquesas
last Thursday evening. He told me he was sailing to the Dry Tortugas
for one day. I told him he could not sail back to KW and he said he would take the north route
to Naples or FT. Meyers. His wooden trimaran
"3/4 Time" will not sail into the wind
. His EPIRB
was attached to his bunk bulkhead.
Jay also told me there WAS a passenger on his trimaran
. He was on the shore at the Marquesas
and he was drunk. Jay was not drinking and is not a drunk. (Keys Disease)
The seas last night winds were from the North @ 20+ Knots.
It does not look good. Jay had no safety gear
that I ever saw. No jack lines. No life raft. No ditch bag.
GOD Be With You and Bring You Safely Back to Your Family