Oracle Team USA again denied Emirates Team New Zealand an America's Cup-clinching victory, snatching the lead in race 13 and riding it to the finish. The win by the defending champion came after what appeared to be a certain Kiwi victory was thwarted by light winds that caused the day's first race to be abandoned due to a time limit. The USA must still win six more races in a row to keep New Zealand from the one victory it needs to wrest yachting's coveted cup from the hands of Oracle team owner Larry Ellison. "Honestly, we both want to kill each other," Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said when asked how intense the rivalry between the team captains had become. "It is one hell of a fight." New Zealand skipper Dean Barker downplayed the tension as "no more than a good old Australia-New Zealand rivalry", referring to Spithill's homeland. Barker described the turn of events as "frustrating" but said he remained confident the cup would be heading for New Zealand. "It is the third race we have been in the lead and would have won if it wasn't for wind limits or time limits," Barker said. "We know we can easily get this done. It is just a matter of going out there and racing hard." In the single race completed, the Kiwis beat the USA over the starting line and rounded the first mark a few seconds ahead of Oracle. The defending champion snatched the lead back in a cross-over that resulted in New Zealand being tagged with a penalty. The USA remained in control of the race and crossed the finish a minute and 24 seconds ahead of the Kiwis.