In Race 3 OTUSA was fouled by ETNZ at the first turning mark. The penalty was quickly absolved. The chase was on. These boats can very quickly separate by a few hundred yards. The boats seem far apart but that distance can be made up with a single gust of wind. At times the boats sail at remarkably even speeds, and occasionally New Zealand looks faster. It is rare that the American boat has a speed advantage. At the end of Leg Two OTUSA’s 17 held a slim lead. Sailing upwind against the tide NZL started to gain on each tack. Oracle's tactician, John Kostecki, worked to match every move the Kiwis made. The big moment of the pass came as the two boats closed on the boundary along the City Front near Pier 39. New Zealand tacked on to port, as did the USA. But the American crew was slow to accelerate and lost control of the race. Kiwi tactician, Ray Davies, was masterful managing his boat's position on the racecourse. This guy is a joy to watch. He is clever and rarely makes a mistake. New Zealand sailed away for their third win.