Paul Goslin (56), Steve Warren (52) James Male (23) and 21-year-old skipper have been named as the four crew of the 40ft yacht Cheeki Rafiki, which had been returning to the UK from Antigua Sailing Week in the Caribbean when it got into difficulties on Thursday 15 May.
After contact with the yacht was lost on Friday 16 May, US and Canadian searched teams launched a major operation across 4,000 square miles of ocean between the yacht's last recorded position off Antigua and their last known heading the Azores.
But after two days with no signs of life, the four experienced offshore sailors are now feared dead.
A spokesperson for the US Coastguard said: "We believe that we would have found them by now if we were going to find them."
Mail Online has more on the story HERE.