9.40am is the latest they can go for a start. Doesn't look likely.
Race director Iain Murray: "I think it's a bit late inthe competition [to raise the wind limit]. This was agreed some time ago and heavily scrutinised. A change is unlikely but this is the America's Cup. Anything is possible."
Murray: "we start going to the flooding tides. We have just been caught by the last of the ebbs."
Murray: "We keep going now." (No more lay days)
Murray: "We have to play by the rules."
Provisional start is 9.37am but that's very close to the cutoff
12 minutes to the latest start time.
The thing about wind is that is does quicken the process of paint drying.
The wind is behaving at the moment but we need only one more patch over the limit and it's all off. The countdown is at 10 minutes now
Yes that is still an option even if this does get underway.
Still a few questions about port entry. It's decided on a rotational basis and it's supposed to see each team have it in the first race one day and the second race the next but the suspensions have seen it get out of phase, to borrow a sailing phrase, and teams are getting port entry twice in a day
The wind is still behaving and we are seven minutes away
The race can be postponed before mark 3. If they round the top mark it can't be postponed.
Oracle will be keen to race today. They obvisouly have the boat well set up and have port entry
Just over 4 minutes to race start. We remain in sequence but now the wind is building again.
The wind speed is around 18 knots. It's close to the limit
Both teams about to head into the start box. Oracle have port entry, Team NZ starboard. Will be interesting to see what Barker does this time
Oracle to make entry in a minute.
Oracle enter, Team NZ follow.
Hear we go, folks. Oracle head into the start box. NZ later than normal
Team NZ follow Oracle, who go deep
A later entry by Team NZ. What will Barker do? His move in the earlier race didn't work.
That's it. We've hit the wind limit
Petere Lester: "It's like going to the dentist."
So a minute before race start and it's been postponed.