It doesn't sound like Team NZ are aware of the time limit. There's no mention of it on board
Gate four is within sight but, with only three minutes left, it looks like ETNZ will finish agonisingly outside of the time limit.
Ray Davies just said six minutes to finish. That would put him about three minutes off the official clock
Two minutes left. The lead is at 1200m but that doesn't really matter...
Still some way short of gate four and there's 60 seconds left. Not good.
They're going to finish outside 40 minutes - but it will be painfully close.
And we're at 40 minutes. The race has been abandoned.
What a shame for a dominant ETNZ.
The guys on Team NZ look shattered physically and a little deflated.
Oracle have dodged a bullet there. They were outclassed in these light and variable conditions but the clock has come to their rescue.
We should be able to have another crack this morning.
About to hear from race director Iain Murray...
Murray on the prospects of another race today: "We are hopeful. We saw bits of 11 knots and down to 7 knots. The tactics at the start slowed the race down a lot. The breeze has averaged up and we have set another race to go in 30 minutes."
Murray: "The fog has cleared out to sea. Hoepfully we can get saw more breeze."
There will be half an hour until the start of the next race.
If it happens - the third attempt at race 13.
We think the race needs to get underway before 9.40am or we will come back and do it all again tomorrow
There are some long faces aboard ETNZ. They were agonisingly close to clinching the America's Cup.
Chris Dickson: "Foiled by the fickle finger of fate." That's poetry
Port entry didn't do much good for ETNZ earlier this morning, with the variable conditions negating the advantage.