There was no America's Cup racing in Bermuda on Monday (local time) and the focus switched from watching yacht races to watching people.
Locals took part in a mardigras-style carnival to celebrate their heroes.
The public holiday called Heroes Weekend started off as Queen's Birthday, but has also become a carnival to celebrate those who impact Bermuda in a positive way.
And when it comes to the heroes of the Cup, Bermudians are still largely backing Oracle.
"Oracle's trying to be the hero... I think New Zealand's got a new story for them - we'll have to wait and see," one man told Newshub.
The parade runs on for eight hours through the mid-afternoon Bermuda sun, with the local cocktail 'swizzle' fuelling revellers.
It's a party vibe they'd like to see back for the next America's Cup.
"Because Oracle called Bermuda their home - here's hoping that's exactly what happens that they win it," one man told Newshub.
While one end of Bermuda is party, the other end is planning.
There was barely a peep outside both bases, but you can bet there's a lot to be said behind those doors about how to now plan a heroic win in Bermuda.