Oracle don't foil gybe so Team NZ make a 50m gain
Boats have had some joy heading to the left-side of the course on the downwind leg. Team NZ head out that way but Oracle cover
Team NZ gybe again and Oracle match. Lead at around 150m for Oracle.
Team NZ are looking to find a way to get past Oracle. Sometimes it works but Oracle aren't taking any chances and are matching their gybes
Oracle with more speed at the moment around 32 kts. ETNZ around 30kts.
ETNZ gybe and Oracle match again.
Oracle gain. Lead now 185m.
Just over halfway down leg 4. ETNZ trying to keep the pressure on but Oracle staying firm.
This race has been very similar to the second race yesterday, except for the start of course. Team NZ just playing follow the leader.
Oracle lead at around 250m now. Mark 4 not far away. Oracle set for another point here.
The boundary means Team NZ had to gybe and it's follow the leader down to the final mark
Nice gybe from Oracle. They have one more before they round mark 4.
Oracle round mark 4 and now the sprint to the finish line.
The question now... will we get another race in today?
So a poor start proves costly for ETNZ. Oracle had more acceleration and took the lead around marl 1. Didn't give it up from there.
The start was the critical factor in this race. Team NZ had port entry and had the inside but Oracle's acceleration was very impressive and they rolled NZ and hit the first mark in the lead. Since then, Oracle have sailed a faultless race and covered every move Team NZ tried to make
That's five in a row now for Oracle.
Jimmy Spithill does his now trademark flyby, Top Gun style, past the fans on the dock. Hope no one spilled their coffee
Big sigh from Dean Barker as they cross the line. First time he has looked naything less than neutral. Hmmm
It's not looking good for another race today because of the 9.40am (NZT) cutoff time. The drama continues
There won't be any more racing today. Organisers have decided there's not enough time before the 9.40am cutoff tostart the second race of the day. Stay tuned for reaction from both boats