Relatives of four missing sailors have been meeting at the Foreign Office to discuss the search for their loved ones.
The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki raised the alarm that they were in trouble last Thursday and haven't been seen since.
The US Coastguard has said it may call off the search if it does not find anything by 5am tomorrow morning.
The sister of one of the sailors missing in the Atlantic says she's disappointed the search for the crew will end tomorrow morning. Steve Warren and Paul Goslin from Somerset were on board the Cheeki Rafiki when contact was lost a week ago.
Today the US Coastguard announced if no new leads were found before then, the search will end for the final time. Kay Coombes is the sister of Steve Warren ...
The Foreign Office has released this statement on behalf of the families of the missing sailors:
The Foreign Office has issued the following statement over the missing crew of the Cheeki Rafiki.
"The families of James Male, Andrew Bridge, Paul Goslin and Steve Warren still hold out much hope that their loved ones will be found soon.
"They have received so much support from the public and the yachting community, hearing endless stories of people that have survived many weeks and months in different circumstances at sea and have drawn much strength from this.
"They were obviously saddened to hear that the US Coast Guard will be suspending the search. But, they were prepared for the fact that this would have to happen.
"They are meeting with the Foreign Office later on today, to talk about UK involvement and any other avenues that can be explored."
Captain Anthony Popiel says the search for four missing British sailors will be suspended if there are no further developments which locate the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki by midnight tomorrow.
The last picture of the four missing British sailors has emerged - showing them just hours before they set off for home. 52 year old Steve Warren and 56 year old Paul Goslin from Somerset are seen leaving an awards ceremony at Antigua Sailing Week. Just hours later they went missing.
The search for the crew of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki may be called off. The US Coastguard says operations will be suspended if nothing is found by this evening.
The search for the four sailors on board the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki will continue for another 30 hours, the US coastguard said.
If no new leads were found withing this time, the search will end for the final time.
Captain Anthony Popiel said he had spoken to the yachtsmen's families to tell them that the search could be suspended.