We were hit going from NYC to Bermuda many years ago. The remarkable thing was not that we were hit but that it took such a long time for us to be hit. We could see lightning hitting the water all around us for 20 minutes or so before our strike. The ozone smell was incredible. I saw the Windex falling from the masthead. Little bits of it landed on deck and left tiny burn craters. It looked like is was made from semi-molten material because it probably was. One crew member was holding the wheel when we were struck and did not feel anything. The only damage we had was the loss of all lights on the mast and for some reason the voltage regulator on the engine. Didn't have much in the way of electronics back then and the knot meter and depth sounder were OK as was the sextant.
Another crew member went off watch about 10 minutes before we were hit but had close to have a half hour of the worst lightning storm you could imagine. He had bought a bottle of Glenfiddich on the way down the Hudson River. I think he had had perhaps two drinks from it before the storm - the rest of us were not Scotch drinkers. He had the bottle with him on watch during the storm. We found it in the cockpit next morning, label mostly off and half empty. I guess he did not want to waste it if we were going to die. At the end of his watch he went from the cockpit to his bunk without touching anything on the way. Not bad for someone that drunk.