The first F50s have hit the water in New York to begin crucial training ahead of racing this weekend.

Season 4 // Close up of German crew during New York training

Germany, Australia, Switzerland, ROCKWOOL DEN and home team the United States were all seen putting their F50s through their paces and practicing maneuvers on New York Harbor.

Season 4 // Australian athletes cross the boat during New York training

The full F50 fleet will go head to head for the first time during Friday’s official practice racing, which will comprise three fleet races.

Season 4 // Switzerland F50 during New York training

Official racing gets underway on June 22, with three fleet races scheduled to kick off from 4.30pm ET.

Season 4 // Germany with Statue of Liberty during training

A further two fleet races will get underway on June 23, before the top three ranked teams proceed into the winner-takes-all Final, which will decide the event winner.

Season 4 // ROCKWOOL DEN crew take a break from New York training

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