If this thing rolls over to tomorrow, Oracle will have port entry for the first race, Team NZ for the second. Port entry keeps rotating for first race of the day, but Team NZ will carry over their port advantage into the second race
11b kts at top of course, 9 kts at bottom at the moment.
Both boats are out there on the course, with nine minutes to race start.
Team NZ getting up to 26kts at the moment.
It sounds like the wind is coming out of the right direction at 11 knots and peaking at 14 knots. Hoping for astart at 8.45am (NZT)
Team NZ still doing a few warm-up sprints. Oracle just sitting there at the moment.
Oracle up to 31kts now as they warm-up. Meant to start in under five minutes now. No sign of postponement yet...
Looks like we will race in 3 minutes.
Team NZ will enter with code zero sail up.
Team NZ set to enter the course. 2 minutes to race start.
Team NZ hitting 30 knots at they enter the start box. They didn't need the code zero for the entry, which is a good sign
They didn't need the code zero in the end so enough breeze without it.
Spithill looks like he's trying to gybe in behind Team NZ. It's slow stuff
It's very slow going in these winds.
Oracle try to hook around onto the inside...
Tem NZ protect the leeward side
Oracle have slightly more speed.
Can they roll over the top of ETNZ?
Oracle have rolled Team NZ. Not good
A great start by Spithill, there goes the advantage that Team NZ had.
It was an even start but Oracle accelrated so much faster off the line and got their noses in front to get to the first mark first