Team NZ one win away from clinching the Cup

Team NZ is only one win away from clinching the America's Cup after winning the first race this morning and going 8-1 up in the series, and while Team NZ could have wrapped the cup up today in the second race, the wind gods had other plans and the second race was postponed.

One with a front row seat to all the action on the water, is Scott Martin from Te Rarawa who is part of Team NZ's support crew.

At the start of the day, Team NZ was two wins away from claiming the America's Cup, and they started well in race one.

Team NZ kept that lead until Oracle crept ahead at the start of a vital windward leg.

However, Team NZ shot back in front with some aggressive moves.

While Oracle pulled them back to stay in touch heading into the bottom mark, the Kiwis controlled it well to sprint home and win by 15 seconds.

While Dean Barker and his crew are getting the job done on the water, Scott is making sure the team and their base in San Francisco are taken care of.

Scott Martin gave Te Kāea an insight into what it's like on the ground.

'You can see behind me now, the boat has just come back in, and it's being put away for tonight, ready for tomorrow's race.

It's an awesome atmosphere.  The streets and the viewing area are packed with black t-shirts and NZ flags.

We're part of the Team NZ support crew, and our security team, with help from an American team, looks after the crew, the boat and the base.'

There's no doubt Scott and the rest of Team NZ will be hoping to wrap up their jobs tomorrow.