It's Bernard's first career victory, as he and teammate Mike Allen teamed up to outmaneuver Steve David for the win.
The victory makes the 23-year-old Bernard one of the youngest winners in the history of hydroplane racing. He piloted the Formulaboats.com boat.
David, driving Oh Boy! Oberto, finished second, and Allen finished third.
The hydros will be in the Tri-Cities for the Columbia Cup on July 25-27, and at Seattle on Lake Washington on Aug. 1-3.