"With calm, flat conditions on the Bay today, and a strong flood tide boosting the wind limit to 23.1 knots, regatta director Iain Murray expects there will be no issues getting the races away," Dana reports from San Francisco.
"We've gone from one of the windier days to one of the lighter days," said Murray.
15 minutes till racing begins. What will the Italians do today? They need to try something different.
For the record Team New Zealand are the defending Louis Vuitton Cup Champions after beating Luna Rossa 5-0 in Valencia in 2007. They also won it in 1995 in San Diego after beating One Australia.
10 minutes away from racing. The two boats will enter the pre-race two in eight minutes time.
Very little wind today which is a drastic change to yesterday's racing.
A very foggy day in San Fran, just like it is in Auckland today.
It's very foggy. Can hardly see the boats.
Both teams enter the pre-race zone. Two minutes to go.
The cat and mouse of the pre-race begins. 30 seconds to go.
Luna Rossa in windward position.
But they are too slow and Team NZ cruise away in the lead.
Luna Rossa left in New Zealand's wake.
TNZ reach 30 kts as they enter mark 1.
Italy are behind by some distance.
And the two boats head on the first downwind leg.
TNZ leading by around 189m already.
Pretty much race over already. Team NZ lead by 375 metres. Unless they suffer another breakage, this series is over.
Team NZ's lead extends to 600m.
Team NZ eye gate 2, picking the left hand gate.