Although not a member of the sub-species , Deckapus Ringboltkickitus , I still enjoyed sailing and rowing during my twelve . Was in a whaler crew that came second to the Trinity House crew in the Saltash regatta many moons ago. To the point , why , as a major seafaring nation , was England unable to win the ' Cup ' ? So many attempts and yet much smaller nations eventually wrested the trophy from America and ffs I understand the latest winners are from a land locked nation , Switzerland, incredible . I realise there is no answer to this ? Simply the best side was successful I suppose but still puzzling as to why England was unable to break the American strangle-hold on the trophy and it's unlikely they will ever compete again unfortunately.