i sailed in it-- was easier to sail in it than to await it hitting ye in a boat jail, er marina..present a moving target, harder to hit...
being that i have been deathly afraid of lightning
since age 3-4 when i was closely almost hit by denvers ball lightning, within a foot from me, going sailing in lightning was a big hurdle.
i sailed gom during all kinds of fun electrical
stormationm-- w edidnt come close tobeing hit--there was a minuet just out of appalachiacola wherein we thunk we was gonna DIE, but we didnt... what doesnt kill ye k makes ye stronger-- so now--despite my intense fear of anything with a large spark, except cars and engines, i can sail in a lightning storm without jumping too high or freezing uncontrollable. wow impressive progress.
lightning has no rhyme nor reason for its paths. it will hit the next boat over from ye depsite your mast
it will hit wherever it finds a path of east resistance.
i know folks who were hit, i know folks who lost
boats-- that were IN PORT, not sailing.
storms move--they are not static. boats sailing move, they are not static. the beauty of sailing during a storm is that you can sail to a point of less stormation. get the flock outta the bad spots and move along.
in marina, you are a sitting duck . thor bowls, you are the pins.
it is a personal choice, but i would go sailing. (wearing crocs, rubber gloves and suit, and an anti zap hat...)
threshold for going out??if i want out, i go. if i wanna sit like a sitting duck and wonder if i gonna be hit, i stay. is all my choice. i did sail year in lightning storm after lightning storm--that also was my choice--stay or go--i stayed.
we didnt die.
woul di do it again--hellyeah. my horizons are wider, my abilities better, and i am stronger for the experience.
when out in open ocean and a lightning storm comes along, you gonna run like a scared barbie doll into port?? i think not. ye grit teeth and keep trucking.
donot allow anyone to tell you to go to sea unless you are able to tolerate the lightning without freezing. that will kill ye. if you are scared of it and go out alone, you askin for it. take a friend--that way ye can die together..ha ha h aha ha you wont. die that is.