Dana Johannsen reports: Team NZ have come up with a temporary fix to their damaged fairing, which was shredded when the boat took on a torrent of water, replacing the torn carbon fibre with old fairing. Given their fairing will be different on each side of the boat, the measurement committee have also had to go over the Kiwi boat again this morning to ensure it still makes measure.
30 seconds to the start. Both teams beginning to build speed.
New Zealand power over the top of Luna Rossa and take the early lead.
Early days but Team NZ looking fine despite yesterday's incident. They take the lead around the first mark and the delta is already at over 180 metres
That New Zealand lead has now extended to 300 metres.
Team NZ setting up for the bottom mark now as the delta reaches 400m+.
New Zealand go around the second mark. How big will this lead be?
There it is. 23 seconds behind. Big ask for the Italians to get back into this as they head back up the course.
The delta remains at around the 400m mark as New Zealand head toward the next mark.
A messy tack by Team New Zealand but they recover quickly reaching 25 knots.
Team NZ close in on mark 3.
Team NZ have suffered a breakdown.
Issue with the daggerboard it seems.
Huge issue for New Zealand. They have practically stopped. Italy take the lead.
So just like that. New Zealand were cruising and a gear breakage has handed the race to Italy.
'We're done here' is the call from Barker.
NEW ZEALAND HAVE RETIRED FROM THE RACE