30 kts is not a storm, it is not even a full gale.
It is the apprehension that is the bother, as is visible in the OPís note. Like most things, it is not as bad as you had anticipated.
If you are going cruising (crossing oceans, or even making passages) as opposed to coastal cruising, you will experience 30 kts of wind
from time to time. There are very few boats that will not handle 30 kts of wind
. If you are going with it, it is actually fun. If it is coming from where you want to go, it may be easier to heave to and just wait it out. If you are in port, it makes more sense to stay there until it moderates.
Actually, what is worse is if you have had 30 kts for a while, and now you have less than ten ktsÖ seas are sloppy and you roll slat and bang.
It is all relative, if it has been blowing 40, you welcome 30.
Just deal with it when it happens, you will be happier with yourself.