Perhaps the delayed start has only added to the already-frayed nerves? A good, clean race would not go amiss...
We're about seven minutes away from the scheduled start.
Things looking a bit livelier on the boats. We're not too far away now.
The wind is right on the limit as we're five minutes away from the official start.
Three minutes from the official start. Looks like we're definitely getting in the ninth race.
How's everyone else feeling? Confident? Jittery? Hungover?
Both boats enter the starting box and we're two minutes away...
60 seconds until the start and the boats are playing the cat-and-mouse game in the starting box.
Barker won the start in race eight. Can he do it again?
Oracle going full pace coming up to the start but Team NZ sneak across in line in front.
Can they keep it up to mark one?
Oracle have real pace but Team NZ will be in front around the first mark.
Very similar to race eight - let's hope the similarities end there...
Ivory Coast - that's a new one.
So, too, are Oracle. They're sailing with a lot more confidence than earlier in the week.
Team NZ leading by about 40m heading towards mark two.
Team NZ pushing 38 knots but Oracle hanging in there.