The first F50s have hit the waters of the Bay of Cádiz in preparation for this weekend’s Spain Sail Grand Prix.
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).
The United States meanwhile is taking the opportunity to train up Taylor Canfield, who is subbing in for injured flight controller Hans Henken.
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.
Five fleet races will be contended across October 14-15, before the three-boat, winner-takes-all Final on Sunday afternoon.
Cádiz marks the third and final event in Season 4’s European leg after events in Saint-Tropez and Taranto last month.
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.