The family of Andrew Bridge, one of the sailors missing from the yacht Cheeki Rafiki, have issued a statement saying he will be "dearly missed".
The US Coast Guard called off a search for four missing yachtsmen after the hull of the boat was found upside down with the life raft still inside.
The family of Mr Bridge, 22, of Farnham in Surrey said: "Andrew will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families of the rest of the crew on the Cheeki Rafiki."
They added they had been "overwhelmed and strengthened" by the public support they have received.
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.