The Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía - Cádiz was a showstopper event, featuring plenty of close calls, on-water drama and another incredible comeback by Jimmy Spithill’s United States.

Season 4 // F50 fleet begin practice racing in Cadiz

The third of Season 4’s three European events, Cádiz saw New Zealand return to the starting line, bolstering the fleet to its full 10 boat line-up.

Season 4 // Switzerland, New Zealand and Emirates GBR race on day one of Cadiz

Home favorites Spain got off to a perfect start, winning the first fleet race with a flawless performance when racing got underway.

Season 4 // Spain celebrate Fleet Race 1 victory in Cadiz, Spain

Quentin Delapierre’s France meanwhile showed flashes of brilliance, despite being inconsistent, and nailed an excellent start to win the second race.

Season 4 // France underway on the first day of racing in Cadiz

And triple SailGP champions Australia also had a commanding start to the event, picking up 5-2-1 results on day one.

Season 4 // ROCKWOOL DEN foiling on the second day of racing in Cadiz

ROCKWOOL DEN however was the most consistent team in fleet racing and followed its 3-4-2 day one results two bullets on day two.

Season 4 // Close up of Australia driver Tom Slingsby in Cadiz

The Aussies also proceeded into the Final with flying colors, but for the second time the United States scraped through on points after beating New Zealand in the fifth fleet race.

Season 4 // Jimmy Spithill runs across the United States F50 while racing in Cadiz

Despite picking up a pre-start penalty for going beyond the boundary and crossing the start line in last place, the United States executed an early maneuver to steal the lead from the Danish on the first downwind.

Season 4 // Denmark, Australia and United States in Cadiz Final

From there on in, the Americans stretched away, leaving ROCKWOOL DEN in second and Australia in third and picking up their first Season 4 win - and first win since Saint-Tropez in Season 3.

Season 4 // United States celebrate on board after winning in Cadiz

The F50 fleet heads from Europe to the Middle East and will meet for the Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas on December 9-10.