Right, here we go. Team NZ will enter the startbox from port, 10 seconds ahead of Oracle.
Both boats have apparently been practising their starts in the break between races. Will practice make perfect for Team NZ?
Thenext few minutes are critical for Team NZ. If they can win the start and get to the first mark first...
Two minutes until the start as Team NZ enter the startbox from the port side.
oracle hit 44 knots as they hit the startbox
90 seconds to go and Team NZ gybe back towards the start.
Oracle dive underneath and in front. Aggressive move
Oracle lead back as Team NZ settles in behind.
Team NZ hop around the side, boats almost level.
Thery are trying to cut off Team NZ but Team NZ can dive underneath. Team NZ are going for the overlap to get all the rights
Team NZ askeing for penalty. Are in a strong position
No penalty as the boats touch again.
Team NZ pushing them high
10 seconds to go, both boats very close.
And the boats accelerate away.
Race to mark one and Team NZ are barely in front.
TeamNZ will hit the first mark first
Charging to the first mark and Team NZ are around it front - barely.
Team NZ push them out. Both boat dig their bows in. Dramatic stuff
Team NZ retain their lead and race away.
Team NZ remain in front, by close to 200m.
Team NZ out to 200m. They are flying. Can they make it stick?
That was a huge start from Team NZ
That was a great start by Team NZ. Oracle tried to get underneath and grab the leeward side but Team NZ protected it and got the rights. They pushed Oracle high. It was then a race to the first mark, which Team NZ won.
Oracle heading towards the far side of the course, they're about 130m back.