Update: 10:05AM IT'S been long, but it's been close - and the facts back that up as this America's Cup match takes its place in the history books of sport's oldest contest.
The final, a first to nine contest for the first time, has dragged out because of frequent weather postponements.
Today was the 17th calendar day, making it the longest on record, eclipsing the 2003 final in Auckland between Team New Zealand and Alinghi, a first to five series where 10 days were lost to light airs before the Swiss clinched victory.
As American defenders Oracle kept their miracle comeback alive yesterday, sweeping the double-header to get a run of four consecutive wins going, one of their victories snuck into the top 10for close finishes.
Yesterday's opening win of 23 seconds continued the unexpected trend of this final which has now featured four finishes making the top 10 for closest margins.
That came out of 142 races for the America's Cup since the first defence in 1870.
The closest finish will never be bettered - a dead heat in 1920 between Shamrock IV(Great Britain) and Resolute (US) after a marathon battle at sea that lasted 4 hours, 3 minutes, 6 seconds.
But these quick-fire races, lasting around 20-25 minutes, have frequently seen little between either boats on the five-legged course.
That was never anticipated with the giant catamarans being a new class where there was always the belief that one design team would have a definitive edge over the other, producing a quick result for this 34th edition of the regatta.
Many predicted match-racing catamarans would also be difficult but lead changes have been a regular feature of this absorbing final.
Team New Zealand now features in eight of the top 10 finishes in the history of the Cup match, though they have only won two of those, both coming at this regatta.
The racing hasn't been just close, it's also been popular the longer Oracle have drawn out the final.
There has been a late boost to attendance figures at the two official sites in San Francisco with collective crowds of more than one million coming through the gates.
CLOSEST FINISHES IN AMERICA'S CUP
1 - Dead heat, 1920. Race 3: Shamrock IV b. Resolute
2 - 1s, 2007. Race 7: Alinghi b Team New Zealand
3 - 2s, 1901. Race 3: Shamrock II b Columbia
4 - 3s, 1992. Race 2: Il Moro di Venezia b America3
5 - 7s, 2003. Race 2: Alinghi b Team New Zealand
6 - 8s, 2013. Race 4: Oracle b Team New Zealand
7 - 15s, 2013. Race 11: Team New Zealand b Oracle
8 - 17s, 2013. Race 10: Team New Zealand b Oracle
9 - 19s, 2007. Race 5: Alinghi b Team New Zealand
10 - 23s, 2013. Race 14: Oracle b Team New Zealand