Oracle about to cross the finish line.
They gained again on that final downwind leg.
Oracle were impressive from start to finish. A great start and faultless throughout the race. From now on the race starts are going to be huge. Previously Team NZ could afford to give up the start and pass later down the course. Doesn't seem like that's the case.
Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said he always expected Oracle to find their rhythm as the series went on.
"They've definitely stepped up and we knew they would," he said.
"We know this is going to be a battle and we've been saying that right from the start. These guys are going to give it away easily."
Hang around for race 10. Strong winds could postpone it again. Let's hope it's jnot while Team NZ is leading again.
Going into race 10, Team NZ have the port advantage at the start. Jimmy Spithill was brilliant in that position in race 9. Barker has to do the same.