Friends and supporters of Sir Ben Ainslie cheered on his success in the America's Cup at his local pub in Hampshire.
And one close fan revealed he had a special plan how to commemorate what's being described as the biggest ever sporting comeback:
David Cameron has used Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup heroics as an excuse to shoehorn in one of his favourite soundbites, tweeting about the sailor's triumph in "the global race":
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The US sailing team Oracle are celebrating a famous win in the America's Cup, after they came back from 8-1 down to win 9-8 against New Zealand team Emirates.
America's Cup hero Ben Ainslie said it was "about time" Britain made a mark in the competition after helping US team Oracle to a famous victory against New Zealand.
"I'd love to build a British team for the future. We have the talent, it's just about bringing it together and putting a team out that can be successful," the four-time Olympic champion told ITV News.
Ben Ainslie believes a British team could challenge a US team to win the America's Cup.
"I think so, it sounds like there's been quite a good following in the UK," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"We've got the talent in the UK in terms of sailors, designers, you've seen the public reaction to this racing, people love it."
Great Britain's four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie played a key role in turning the event around after being called up from the warm-up crew.
Drafted in as tactician in place of John Kostecki, he was one of the catalysts as Oracle produced the most incredible comeback in America's Cup history.
Only last Wednesday the team were 8-1 down to Emirates Team New Zealand, who needed just one race win to secure the trophy.
However, San Francisco Bay witnessed an incredible comeback as defender Oracle won eight consecutive races on match point to close out the series.
New Zealand prime minister John Key tweeted: