Like I said, even if I'm totally wrong about RD, and his accouting of the story is 100% factual, this is all I need to know to walk away from this situation:
Me - rockDawg or RD. as on-board navigator
Jake – Near coastal USCG licensed Captain. Serve as a crew.
Harry - Skipper/Owner – A Japanese national owns a Sushi Restaurant in LA, long time old traditional sailor, but no off shore or long passage experience. Serve as a skipper
Jane – Partner of Harry, co-owner of the Sushi Restaurant. Has no sailing experience. Serve a watch crew as needed
Sheryl – Mother of Jane, 86 yo. No official duty. Jeanneau 43 – Corporation owned sailing vessel
If that's not enough, the "Day 1" accounting should have been the final nail in the coffin. There were way, way more than enough warning bells in his account, before they ever left the dock.