Oracle hit the wind limit and the race is over!
The race is automatically abandoned after Oracle hit 30 knots.
Team NZ tactician Ray Davies: 'We were in pretty good shape for that one and it would've been nice to keep it going.'
A brief interview there, with Davies hanging on for dear life as Team NZ speed back towards home base.
Oracle tactician Ben Ainslie: 'That was a huge race for us. It changed the momentum of the event.'
'There's still things we can change - we changed some things today and it definitely helped our performance. That's the nature of the America's Cup - it's still a developmental series.'
Well, that was something of an anti-climax after the high drama of the first race.
Thanks for joining me this morning and be sure to tune in tomorrow for race nine. 8.15am NZT.
Are we feeling confident Team NZ can continue their march towards the Auld Mug tomorrow morning, or will Oracle's changes pull them back into the series?
Personally, I'd take thrilling and terrifying from here on out. But perhaps a safe and steady procession should be preferred.
And, of course, the Kiwis are still six points in front.
Team New Zealand need only three more wins to take the trophy - which could happen as early as Wednesday - while the defending champions need to find nine victories.
And that probably is the takeaway from today - just how fortunate Team NZ are that the boat came back down from its perilous position.
They would have played their postponement card for race nine but then had quite a battle to get the boat ready for racing tomorrow.
Oracle, with two boats, have the advantage there.
Well, thanks again for joining me on what was rather an eventful morning. Check back with nzherald.co.nz throughout the day for full analysis of the drama from Herald yachting experts Dan Johannsen and Paul Lewis in San Francisco.
Is it too early for a stiff drink to settle the nerves?