With no sign of a life raft or of debris, and with nearly 20,000 square miles having been searched, the hunt continues for another day.
The organisers of the America's Cup have confirmed this year's event will go ahead despite the death of Olympian Andrew Simpson.
Alex Thomson has become the third British skipper ever to finish on the podium of the Vendee Globe.
Video. It's been a lovely warm and sunny day but the weather hasn't been kind to the sailors taking part in this years Round the Island yacht race.
Richard Slee reports.
Thousands of yachts took to the Solent this morning in the annual Round the Island Race.
Footage courtesy of Sunset and Vine.