Overwhelmed by such a warm reception.
Team NZ may have returned home without the America's Cup, but in the eyes of their fans, they're still champions.
At race 13, Team NZ was lengths ahead, but failed to finish the race within the 40-minute time limit. From then on, Oracle staged a historical comeback to become outright winners.
Earlier this week, Team NZ's syndicate heads said they aren't yet sure what they will do in terms of another America's Cup challenge.
Today, however, that became a lot clearer. Despite returning empty-handed, it seems Team NZ will get the opportunity to decide their future.