The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth saw over 130,000 people engage with the event and watch Sir Ben Ainslie's home team take victory.
This was the second consecutive year the event was held in Portsmouth and feedback from residents, visiting fans, exhibitors, competing teams and commercial partners has deemed the event a huge success.
The paid-ticketed Race Village attracted numbers of 36,234. Entertainment included interactive family attractions, a live stage show with appearances from the six America's Cup sailing stars, daily spectacular aerial displays plus the best views of the America's Cup action.
On the water an armada of over 3,000 supporting vessels and an estimated 34,927 on water spectators lined the race course to watch the racing unfold and on land outside of the Race Village over 60,000 fans enjoyed the spectacle from along the seafront and sites in and around Portsmouth.
"It's brilliant for us as the home team to win again in front of our home crowd," said Ainslie, the skipper and team principal of Land Rover BAR. "Personally, it was a special moment in my sailing career and I have never seen crowds like that at a sailing event. The amount of people that came out on the water, on the shore line and in the Race Village to support the event completely blew us away. It meant a huge amount to us to perform well in front of our home crowd and I cannot tell you how proud I am of the team that we have got as far as we have in the space of time we have had.
"Two years ago Land Rover BAR did not exist and now we are beating established teams, we have an incredible state-of-the-art base in Portsmouth and over 130,000 people turning out to cheer us on at our home regatta.
"The event was an incredible success with great racing and a great atmosphere and one can imagine what it would be like if we were able to win the actual America's Cup next June in Bermuda and bring it home to Great Britain for the first time since 1851."
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series action now moves on to Toulon, France in September, followed by Fukuoka, Japan in November.
Total engaged in the event over the 4 days 133,763 as below (does not include fans watching from non-ticketed areas):
* 36,234: Total inside The Race Village over the 4 days
* 62,602: Total engaged outside of Race Village
* 34,927: Total spectators on water (3,071 boats on water)