We congratulate our own Conrad James Benedetto and wish him smooth and safe sailing as he embarks on the 53rd Newport Bermuda Race, a 636-mile ocean sailing race from Rhode Island to Bermuda, taking place this week. Since its inception in 1906, the Bermuda Race has captured the hearts of sailors worldwide. The race will commence off historic Fort Adams, showcasing Newport’s rich maritime heritage. Conrad will be onboard Abigail, pictured here during a training sail by Jesse Terry.

Good luck to Conrad, his crew, and all the participating sailors!