You were very lucky indeed!
The USCG rescued 9 sailors from 3 sailboats in that storm. One of the boats, a 67-foot aluminum one, turned up on the beach a few days afterwards.
Unfortunately, the news of Flying Colours seems to be pretty bad. The four crewmembers have not been heard from since their 406 EPIRB stopped transmitting, just 3 hours or so after it started. The USCG searched a very large area -- size of Texas -- for many days, but has now suspended the search as they believe the chances of survival are very low.
There's a lot of info re: this case on the Cruiser's Forum: Cruisers & Sailing Forums
Glad you made it OK. What kind of boat? I did the same trip a few years back, after keeping my boat in the VI for 11 years.