Jackson Benvenutti is on a roll. In 2017, he won the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup with a talent-rich squad from Southern YC. As a tactician, he followed up by winning the Viper North American Championship, and before that won the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland, as a Viper skipper. Earlier in the year, Benvenutti won the St. Petersburg NOOD on the J/70 Tea Dance Snake as tactician, and as a trimmer and helmsman on board Warrior, a Volvo 70 campaigned by New Orleans' Stephen Murray Jr., Benvenutti helped notch two course records: the Annapolis to Bermuda Race and the new Antigua to Bermuda Race. With an ever-expanding trophy haul, Benvenutti, a two-time All American at College of Charleston, brings a little New Orleans to every team on which he sails, with his recognizable Southern lilt and laid-back but excitable personality.