The first F50s have hit the waters of the Bay of Cádiz in preparation for this weekend’s Spain Sail Grand Prix.

Season 4 // Spain F50 underway in practice in Cadiz training

Switzerland and home team Spain were the first two teams to begin training on October 11, while Germany, ROCKWOOL DEN, the United States and New Zealand are set to hit the water today (October 12).

Season 4 // Sebastien Schneiter and Nathan Outteridge training on board Swiss F50 in Cadiz

The Kiwis will be fitting and testing their new wing, which was shipped from New Zealand after the team sustained significant wing damage in Saint-Tropez and was unable to compete in Taranto last month.

Season 4 // Spanish F50 bucks out of the water while training in Cadiz warm up

The United States meanwhile is taking the opportunity to train up Taylor Canfield, who is subbing in for injured flight controller Hans Henken.

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The full F50 fleet will have the first chance to size each other up when practice racing begins on Friday - ahead of official racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Season 4 // Swiss F50 gets craned into the water for training in Cadiz

Five fleet races will be contended across October 14-15, before the three-boat, winner-takes-all Final on Sunday afternoon.

Season 4 // Germany and Spain F50s craned into the water in Cadiz

Cádiz marks the third and final event in Season 4’s European leg after events in Saint-Tropez and Taranto last month.

Season 4 // Shore team get New Zealand F50 ready for racing in Cadiz

Home fans will be keeping an eye on Diego Botin’s Spain, while Emirates GBR will be gunning for a third consecutive victory. Australia meanwhile, currently top of the leaderboard, will be hoping to secure its first event win of the season.

Season 4 // Spanish crew wave at cameras while training in Cadiz

After Cádiz, SailGP will head to the Middle East for the Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix on December 9-10.

The Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía-Cádiz takes place on October 14-15, with racing scheduled between 15:30-17:00 CEST.

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