Lead back to around 100m now for Team NZ. So far so good for Emirates as they eye the rounding.
Team USA gybe and eye a split upwind.
A little mistake by Team NZ as they come off the foils. It's very tight.
Split tacks have paid dividends so far in the series. Now we will see who has the speed upwind today
Oracle have the split they wanted as they head down portside while Team NZ are on the Alcatraz side of the course.
Team NZ hold the lead. Get ready for some more intense crossing.
Here comes the first cross.
Nice tack by Team NZ stops the cross and Team USA have to tack away.
Nice work by Team NZ there.
Team USA head toward the port boundary again. Team NZ towards the other side.
They both tack again and will meet in the middle.
Another nice tack by Team NZ.
A gain to Team NZ. Lead at around 117m.
Team NZ don't tack on top of Oracle this time. They do now
NZ cross on top of Oracle again with a lead around 120m.
All the action remains in the middle of the course. The boats are hitting the same speeds.
They're about halfway up the crucial upwind leg.
Team NZ are now in phase with Oracle so can match them. They will hope to push them out to one side of the course to keep a tighter watch on them
Lead remains abouve the 100m mark for Team NZ.
"A little lighter here" says Barker as they take from the port boundary.
Team NZ cross above Oracle again and the lead remains above 120m.
They continue to tack battle in the middle of the course. Oracle aren't making ground so they have to try something different. They start running a bit longer before tacking.
Both boats remain in the middle of the course.
The lead has been cut down to 40m.
If Team NZ get to the top mark in the lead, they should be able to control the rest f the race from there.
The longer run has helped Oracle. They tack now but made a nice gain there.
Team NZ cross above Oracle but that the lead has been cut down to 40m.