Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton talks with New Zealand's TV3 about the state of the campaign on the way out for a sail this week.
The challenger is blasting through its allotted 30 days of sailing, including a recent run of training three of four days, a significant test of reliability for the team's AC72.
Here, Dalton says the team is full of energy and is looking forward to receiving boat two, which is scheduled for launch early in the new year. He also calls foiling a 'game changer'.
"We get the new boat shortly and get that in the water as soon as we can and that will ultimately become our race boat," Dalton said.
"I would never say we're confident, but there is an energy in the place… Energy early in the morning, to work late at night, to work shifts through the night… Guys aren't confident. It's never talked about, our chances or how we might go. It's more just an energy to keep the program going on schedule as much as we can..."
"Foiling increases the speed of the boat by five, six or seven knots. If you've got a guy beside you and he's not doing that, you just disappear… If you're not foiling you've got a big problem I'd say."