Oracle lead increases further. Now at 280m.
Team NZ gybe to create a split.
Oracle eye righthand side of gate 2. They will have the benefit of the Alcatraz tidal flow on that side.
A big lead here for Oracle.
This will be tough to make up for Team NZ.
Team NZ tack straight away
"Big gains here," says Ainslie on the Oracle boat.
Lead remains around 270m.
Another nice tack by Oracle.
Team NZ cut the lead a little. Down to 200m.
Both boats tack on the boundary line.
Oracle extend their lead further as Oracle head towards the middle of the course and Team NZ stay by the boundary to seek the tidal relief.
The lead still around the 200m for Oracle.
They both head across the course to the port boundary, Team NZ slowly cutting into the lead but not enough at the moment.
Oracle lead down to 130m.
The boats set to cross. A nice phase by Team NZ there.
"Chill out guys. Chill out" is the call on Oracle.
"Real nice gains at the end here," says Barker.
The lead is down to about 100m now.
Team NZ are back in this.
The boats cross. Team NZ are right back in this!
Oracle still with the lead but these tacks are vitals.
Davies thinks Team NZ might have a chance on the next cross.
Oracle still ahead but it's very close.
Now 60m in it. Oracle build a little bit. "Big gain here" says Davies
"Good pressure out of this," says Barker.
Oracle still holding the lead. It's back to around 90m.
"Good mode here," says Spithill.