America’s Cup – day 2

Team NZ is racing Oracle Team USA again in the second day of racing in the Americas Cup in Bermuda.

Team NZ had started the first to seven series at -1 due to a previous round quirk, but after winning both races on the opening day they led 1-0 going into the second day of racing.

This is being broadcast live on Sky Sport and delayed broadcast on Prime TV.

Newshub: America’s Cup 2017: Live updates – Team New Zealand v Oracle Team USA – day two

Race 3

1:10 pre-start – Team NZ gain the early advantage as they draw closer to the start line. Spithill trying to push Burlingto the outside line. Both boats on their foils immediately, neck and neck to mark one.

Team NZ gradually stretched their lead through the race. The seem to have better boat speed overall and have avoided making any drastic mistakes. Oracle under pressure make some mistakes.

Finish- The Kiwis blitz to the line leaving the Americans in their wake A fantastic performance by the Kiwis, clinical throughout as they lead from start to finish. The American boat has struggled to cope with Team NZ upwind, and that’s been the story of the series so far.

Race three – Team NZ win by 49 seconds.

So it’s 2-0 to team NZ with one more race to go today.

Race 4

Pre-start – Both boats jostling for position. Bad gybe by Team NZ sees them on the backfoot, in a tricky predicament as they edge to the line. Great recovery from Burling however, and he takes the early lead as they race to mark one.

Halfway through the race Team NZ are about 200m ahead.

Leg 5/7 – The lead has been cut down to 40 seconds but it’s still looking very comfortable for NZ out there.

There’s scant comfort when you know that one mistake can lose a race and can even break a boat.

Leg 6/7 – The advantage is almost a full kilometre now. Both crews seem almost a little stunned by this utter NZ dominance.

Team NZ go on to win another race to go 3-0 up.

Finish – It’s a margin of 1:12 in the end for the NZ boat on an almost perfect day’s racing for Peter Burling and their crew.

So it’s dominance for Team NZ so far, but there is now a break in racing until next weekend.

Can Oracle come up with another miracle improvement?