Team NZ are also sitting in some good current, which will make them go faster
Here comes the first cross.
Oracle will cross first as they find some good pressure and going 33 knots upwind on the foils
Oracle still holding the lead.
They've regained the Americans.
Starboard tack is paying dividends at the moment with Oracle making a big gain
So Team NZ cut into the lead but Oracle hit straight back with some impressive foiling. Lead now back to 120m.
It was bow to bow for a moment there.
Oracle are fully foiling upwind, which is impressive. They have found some good speed upwind today
Oracle extened their lead further.
Oracle are now in phase and tacked on top of Team NZ, which forced Team NZ to tack away
The boats continue to tack up the leg. The lead is still around 120m. Not a great tack there by Oracle as NZ gain some distance.
Oracle cross yet again on top of Team NZ but that was much closer.
Meant2bStudying - The conditions at the moment are good but the wind and ebb tide are expected to increase. Let's see what happens here first.
But Oracle foil away and gain yet again.
But Team NZ fight back. Lead cutting down again.
Oracle start to gain again so Team NZ tack back inside which stretches the lead again past 100m.
Team NZ seem to be able to close things up but then Oracle find some good speed and open out a handy lead. Oracle are sailing well today and look fast upwind today
Team NZ must tack again which will help Oracle again.
Team NZ need an Oracle mistake to get the lead in this one. They can't expect to outpace them.
Quite a big separation now with Oracle on the left side ad Team NZ ot right.
Lead remains at around 120m for Oracle.
Few teams have been able to pass downwind so Team NZ's best hope is to somehow get ahead in the next minute or two or hope for a mistake
Both boats eye entry to gate 3 which is not too far away now. Looks like Oracle will have this one.
Oracle had a slow tack, then and NZ have some good speed. It will be close at the top mark
That lead is back to 55m but Team NZ still have a tack to do.
Team NZ tack now and Oracle round mark 3.
The boats will go to opposite gates, which will suit Team NZ who need to find a way past
Around go Oracle. Team NZ about 10 seconds behind.
We have another split. Team NZ need to do what Oracle did yesterday and find some extra pace on the final downwind leg.
Oracle looking good. They are up on the foils and have good pace. They have jumped out to a big lead now