There sure is a significant Kiwi presence on San Francisco harbour - and Dean Barker and co put on a show for the support this morning.
Race six will begin in about half an hour - if it happens. As Dana Johannsen mentioned earlier, Oracle could opt to play their postponement card if they were having problems on board.
Dean Barker: 'It's a tough way to win races (coming back on upwind) but it's working for us. We'd like to be controlling our fate a little more."
Barker on Dalton's presence: "As long as he's still feeling fighting fit we'll keep him here. But it's certainly not the reason we lost the second race on Monday. It's good with him here - he enjoys it - and hopefully we can go on and win another race this afternoon."
Now we'll hopefully hear from Spithill and see what he has to say about any possible problem onboard.
Or was the problem just Team NZ being too damn fast?
Spithill: "They definitely had a bit of an edge upwind on us."
"These boats are pretty much locked in. We can't really shorten the wing, that's for sure."
Well, if there is a problem, Spithill sure isn't letting on.
Weather permitting, we'll see how Oracle far in about 15 minutes' time.
Dalton has been the only difference in the five races so far - Team NZ losing the one in which he was absent - though Dean Barker said that has merely coincidence.
But still, Grant Dalton = red socks?
We're about five minutes from pre-start in race six - and it looks like it will definitely go ahead.
Exactly right. And it could soon be four.
Not to get too far ahead of ourselves but, if Team NZ do make it two-from-two today, the earliest they could claim the Auld Mug is Sunday...