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.
It's again very even - Oracle's boat changes certainly did the trick.
Shaping to be a hell of a series now Oracle have made up the difference in speed. Lucky Team NZ have a six-point lead...
And the Kiwis still lead in this race, too.
There's still nothing in it but they will head to gate two in front.
Oracle with a late gybe and Team NZ round the mark in front.
Oracle cross about seven seconds back after a nice turn.
And now we're back to the crucial upwind leg.
Oracle look like they are repeating the speed the showed on this leg in race nine.