I've been reading the thread "Thunderstorms while Coastal Cruising" with interest all morning. 17 pages of posts is a lot to tread through - many interesting and helpful, some of the tit-for-tat, not so much. Hard to assimilate all the information.
We don't get weather
like the posters are describing out here in Southern California
. Might sound crazy, but are there sailing schools in Florida
(or anywhere else for that matter) that offer heavy weather
instruction during the season when weather
is expected? Not that I'm looking to sail in a hurricane
or anything close to that for jollies, but it might be interesting to be on the water
and actually watch these weather systems develop and learn how to deal with them under the tutelage of a qualified instructor.