Team NZ go very close to the boundary.
Team NZ come over the top of Oracle and eye to bottom mark.
Team NZ hold the lead heading toward mark 3 after being trailing at the last mark by 15 seconds.
The teams will tack once again before making their approaches to mark 3.
Oracle go first and Team NZ follow. Team NZ on top of Oracle and are in the box seat.
One more tack before the top mark.
Spithill: "Get it going faster".
Team NZ tack towards the top mark. With both sides reaching the same speeds downwind earlier, it doesn't look like Oracle can catch up.
So 15 seconds behind at mark 2 and New Zealand now lead by 29 seconds. Amazing
Team NZ''s lead is out to 490m now.
They're cruising to a 3-0 lead.
Team NZ up to 36 kts with Oracle going a little bit faster but they won't cut into this gap much.
New Zealand's lead still around the 470m mark.
Some great foiling by Team NZ. They've been in great form today...still another race to go remember.
Team NZ head around mark 4 and head to the finish line.
What a victory for Team NZ. A huge blow.
They lost the start after receiving a penalty. They were down at mark 2 and outraced Team USA upwind to take the lead and the race. Amazing.
How do they follow that up? Wait around and see in 30 minutes.
Oracle must be thinking what they can do to win? They did everything right but Team NZ just blew by them upwind. It wasn't just the boat though, a lot of credit must go to the crew.
NZ skipper Dean Barker said after a poor first run, he was pleased with the way
he was able to get back into the race upwind.
“We didn't sail our best run down there, we probably gave away a few lengths
that we shouldn't have. But we did a nice job upwind and managed to close the
gap,” said Barker
So after three races, Team NZ lead 3-0.
What we know so far: If Team NZ lead at mark 1 - Team NZ win. If Oracle lead at mark 1 - Team NZ win.
Spithill saying in his post-match interview that there isn't much they can do about upwind speed.
15 minutes to race 4. Can Oracle record their first win and move to -1 or will Team NZ take a commanding 4-0 lead. Remember it's first to nine points. Lots of racing ahead of us.
Still plenty to work on for Team NZ, the race start especially. Barker won't be happy with that penalty and would no doubt prefer to hold the lead going around that first mark over playing catch-up on the upwind leg.
We'll see what he produces in the next 10 minutes.