About a 150m gain in that much better gybe by NZ. Just shows how much crew work can be a difference.
Team NZ head towards the second mark downwind. Delta now 250m.
Luna Rossa on the lefthand side of the course, TNZ on the right.
Team NZ come around the bottom mark. Italy 18.4 behind.
So an improvement by Luna Rossa from race 4 when they were 33 seconds behind at mark 2.
The teams head upwind in the third leg. And NZ foil upwind!
Both teams foiling upwind.
Great to see. There were reports that Oracle were the only team that could do it and just like that Team NZ and Luna Rossa both do it.
Italy aren't out of this race jsut yet. Delta around 91m.
A nice tack by Team NZ increases their lead further.
Luna Rossa tack to clear their air and Team NZ follow to keep on top of them. Finally some match racing.
Luna Rossa running out of room with the boundary closing in. So they tack back in. And again Team NZ follow suit.
The Italians look much better than race 4.
But Team NZ continue to gain after each tack.
Delta now at around 245m.
Luna Rossa tack back towards the middle of the course and again NZ follow as both approach the lefthand boundary.
Despite Luna Rossa's best efforts, Team New Zealand are still in a strong position heading towards the third mark.
Team NZ tack near the left boundary again as they eye their approach to the third mark.
Team NZ reach the third mark and head back downwind towards home. So some action in that leg with both boats foiling upwind while Italy were close enough to cause Team NZ to make some moves.
The lead will increase for sure. 18.4 secs at the last leg.
Team NZ hit 34 knots and have a delta of 800m+
Team NZ gybe midway down the leg. They are flying.