If you’re caught out in a thunderstorm, here’s what to do:

  • Have everyone stay in the center of the boat.
  • If you have a handheld VHF or GPS put it in a microwave or oven (if you have one). If not, put it a long way from anything metallic.
  • Don’t let anyone into the water.
  • Don’t touch or go near anything metallic.

📚 This article looks at how lightning interacts with a boat and its equipment and what we can do to mitigate the damage if it does hit.

🎥 This video shows lightning hitting the sea, it’s incredible – BUT do turn down the volume before you watch it!

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