Teams are sticking close to the RC Race 6 should start on time.
Course is set.
Spectator fleet is building
Convexity will be starting on the starboard side for race 6
The Canadian team is out practicing closer to shore.
Under 10 minutes to the start of race 6
Convexity has a guy up the rig tuning.
Less than 1 minute to sequence.
Foxtrot is up. We ate in sequence.
Convexity has had the edge in the starts this event. We will see if that continues today.
Entering now. Both in.
Looks like a dial up.
Convexity peeled off first heading right.
Heritage pushing. Big distance.
Convexity heading left. Heritage pushing
Heritage tacked away
Heritage on port at RC. Look lifed
Convexity tacked just past pin.
Boats coming at each other now.
Boats split again. First advantage to Heritage.
Boats split still
RC talking about a change of course for leeward mark.
Breeze is going left where Heritage is heading.
Teams still split. Heritage tacking
Convexity looks higher but slower. Closer to the beach.
Both boats are heading right. Big separation.
Convexity tacked and coming at Heritage.
Heritage has a nice angle.
Cross coming. Convexity looks good.
Convexity by about 3 boat lengths.
Convexity tacked on Heritage.
Heritage staying. Both heading right.
Both teams holding on port. Big lefty holding them.
Boats are overlapped per umpires.
Convexity to weather
Teams are hiking
Both boats are hiking less now. Still holding course.
Breeze is going left.
Convexity looks to be lengthening their lead.
Breeze is about 30 degrees different from top to bottom of the course.
Teams are fully hiked again.
New course will be at 340.
Teams are not hiking again. Breeze is up and own. Waves a little choppy.
Change of course at the top is a definite.
Both teams continuing on port
Convexity just tacked.
Heritage should go to lay line to try and block a little Convexity rounds.
Heritage is over. Look to have a better angle.
Convexity tacked. Pole up.
Flag on Heritage. Green flagged by the umpires.
Convexity gybe set. No gybe from Heritage.
Both boats on starboard going downwind.
Boats are separated a little and could be in different pressure as they head downwind on starboard. Heritage looks to be a bit lower.
Big roll gybe by Convexity going at Heritage now.
Cross coming. Convexity looks to be the same distance ahead.
Heritage gybing on Convexity.
Convexity gybed away
Boats split with Heritage heading to the beach and Convexity out to the right downwind.
Boats are still split.
Heritage just gybed back onto starboard.
Correction. Convexity gybed at Heritage. Both heading to the beach.
Convexity looks a little up
Heritage just gybed. We will see if they made out at all in a few minutes.
Current is a factor today. Inside should be a little stronger.
Heritage looks very good now.
No cross yet but Heritage looks to be leading now.
Heritage just gybed 4 boat lengths in front.
Heritage rounds ahead of Convexity.
Slow rounding by Convexity.
Convexity tacks and Heritage goes with them.
Big change on that rounding with a 36 second lead overcoming the 26 second lead Convexity had at mark 1
Heritage is covering as both boats head upwind on port.
Convexity just tacked followed by Heritage.
Tacking dual started as they both tack twice in a row.
And another tack by Convexity.
Heritage delayed and tacked with Convexity following suite.
Heritage just tacked as Convexity tacks away.
Double tack again as they are now split coming at each other.
Heritage making gains.
Heritage getting a header and tacked.
Convexity followed suite and now coming at each other.
Heritage is going left and not covering yet.
Heritage is now tacking for a lose cover.
Both boats are heading right. Heritage is lower but faster.
The left breeze is filling as Heritage is lifted and more pressure.
Convexity has tacked back at Heritage.
Looks like a 4-5 boat length lead for Heritage as they tack on Convexity forcing them to tack back right.
Boats are slit now
Heritage is heading left which is the long tack to mark 3
Heritage tacked again now on port lose covering and keeping Convexity from getting more leverage on the right.
Pressure seems better left but angle is a little better on the right.
Every puff increase for Heritage is a big gain.
Mark 1 and 2 videos are now up on the video link bottom right.
The gain in the current on the shore is a loss to Convexity going upwind.
Heritage looks powered up and gaining as Convexity comes back to the middle on a down number.
Heritage tacked to cover as both boats are on starboard heading to Mark 3
Convexity has tacked back right and Heritage followed to cover.
Convexity is bow tacked back followed by Heritage.
Heritage has about a 10 boat length lead now
Heritage seems to continue to build on their lead as they approach the weather mark.
Heritage will be tacking soon on lay line. Here they go.
Convexity just tacked now following.
Pole up for heritage.
Convexity pretty far back. Big gains for Heritage. Heritage continues on port. Convexity still hiking hard and showing they aren't giving up.
Heritage protecting the inside.
Good set by Convexity.
They are going toward the shore as well in the hope of getting close enough to get on Heritage's air.
Heritage has gybed.
1 min 27 second delta at the top mark.
Convexity gybed in line with Heritage.
Heritage just needs to keep their rig in the boat and get to the finish and they will be the US Defender of the Canada's Cup next week.
Heritage in great pressure now. Heritage gybed. They are half way down the run.
Heritage gybed as well.
Heritage gybed again.
Boat looks favored at the finish.
Convexity gybed again. Both boats are on port.
Next gybe for heritage will be for the line.
A great race for Team Heritage.
Finish coming soon
Teams are heading in. Not much celebration as this was just the start of the real goal.
The finish video is up if you want to see the distance.
Debrief and ceremony should be in about 90 minutes.