Colleagues from the company that trained the four missing British yachtsmen said that while they are "devastated" that they have not been found, but added that they remain hopeful they will return home.
A statement from Stormforce Coaching Team said: "We remain devastated that the four missing crew from the yacht Cheeki Rafiki, Andrew, James, Paul and Steve have still not been found.
"We remain hopeful that they will return home safely."
"We are focused on working with the relevant authorities in the UK and the US and our thoughts remain with Andrew, James, Paul and Steve and their families."
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.
Veteran yachtsman Tony Bullimore tells ITV News that there is a "strong possibility" the yachtsmen are still alive in the life raft.