What the rules don't tell you is that a lot of the time, you will be on your own to make the call about whether it is safe to go out. There is a lot of technology available at your fingertips to help you make the call. We're recommending, if you have a smartphone, that you download an app that will alert you to lightning strikes in the area. The WeatherBug weather app with Spark™ lightning alerts looks like a good free option - if you know of others, please post them in the comments.
In the absence of technology, please use common sense. If you see any lightning (or hear any thunder), your team may not go out. If you are out and see lightning (or hear thunder), please return immediately to the dock or take shelter at the nearest safe docking spot. If the sky looks ominous, keep your practice close to the marina.
And, as always, if you have to cancel because of weather (even anticipatory canceling because you don't want to take chance of coming downtown, paying for parking and being disappointed), please let the DragonSports Scheduler know and we will issue your team a credit.
Be safe out there!