Lightning is a mysterious phenomenon,
We did an overnight distance race and found ourselves in the middle of a vicious thunderstorm, lots of rain, lightning and thunder but no wind. weird.
we were on my 33' keel boat, which is grounded.
The lightning bolts were literally hitting the water all around us! it was so bright you had to shield your eyes.
This lasted about 20 minutes then it drifted off downwind, and we sailed on to the finish.
It amazed me we were never struck!