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.
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.
Home favorites Spain got off to a perfect start, winning the first fleet race with a flawless performance when racing got underway.
Quentin Delapierre’s France meanwhile showed flashes of brilliance, despite being inconsistent, and nailed an excellent start to win the second race.
And triple SailGP champions Australia also had a commanding start to the event, picking up 5-2-1 results on day one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.