In general, the odds of being hit are 1,000 to one. In Florida it’s 3.3 in 1,000. And if you’re in a catamaran you’re twice as likely to be hit!
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We’ve sailed a lot of miles through many a lightning storm, but this was our biggest and longest in 13 years of sailing Esper. It was relentless, at times the lightning bolts were coming every 10 seconds.
Just in case you’re getting confused about our itinerary (and we wouldn’t be surprised if you are!) this is how it’s looking…
With lightning displays at every point of the compass, we both stayed on watch throughout the night. Before dawn we’d had enough, those three squalls and the ones that followed had sapped our energy.