Wow the lead is up to 700m as Team NZ head around mark 2. The last few races the time difference has been around 30 seconds. Will be more today.
Team NZ heads on the upwind leg while Luna Rossa yet to get to mark 2.
With so much fog the Italians can't actually see how far Team New Zealand are ahead of them.
Huge lead there. This race was probably over at the start but it certainly seems like it now. Luna Rossa have pretty much given up.
Thanks for those positive thoughts....
"Can't cover them as I can't see them," says Dean Barker.
Team NZ head near the boundary line before tacking back towards the middle of the course.
The lead sits at around 550m at the moment. New Zealand aren't making any major gains this upwind leg but they might be taking it easy in the fog.
The two boats continue to tack up the leg. New Zealand at 15 kts at the moment.
The lead is up to 700m again.
Add another 100m to that lead. Luna Rossa head to the righthand side of the course to try something different.
Doesn't look like it has worked though as Team NZ's lead will extend even more.
Luna Rossa still struggling up the upwind leg. Team NZ now heading to mark 4 and the finish.
Just under 3 minutes behind.
New Zealand delta lead now up to 1950m!
Neither teams flying their code 0 sails.
There's so little to talk about that the commentators are talking about the eyewear of the sailors. FYI the afterguard are wearing sunnies.
Team NZ head around mark 4. Just a few minutes away now from victory.
They are now on the short sprint to the finish. The Louis Vuitton Cup is Team NZ's cup for a third time.
TEAM NZ WIN. TEAM NZ 7 LUNA ROSSA 1. Game over.