Other sailors who had tracked their progress on Spot posted the link on his site's discussion boards, he said. Tempesta sailed past the islands Friday night and the swell was running about 4 feet — enough to potentially break a boat up on the rocks, he said.
"It is a nasty piece of little ocean there," Tempesta said. "It's deceptive just how rough it can be there."
To find out if the boat indeed struck the rocks, divers would head out to the island and search for the boat's keel or engine, Avery said.
Those two pieces are the heaviest on a boat and would likely fall directly to the bottom where the vessel was demolished.