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Best rowing related computer game?
BumpIt  63%
Bumpsdaq 2003  13%
Bumpsdaq 2004/5  4%
Cambridge coxing game  0%
Su-ro  4%
Weight / Height / Boat type adjustment of 2k scores in Excel  0%
Tetris  17%
Total: 24 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Best Lents photo?
Martin has captured some great moments these Lents, but which was the best?
M1 narrowly miss out on the headship - At the railings  10%
W1 bump Jesus in their hardest-earned bump to date - Pushing for the Bump  0%
M2 undertake Downing around Ditton - Substantially overlapping Downing  3%
M3 get the 3rd VIII headship - Bumping LMBC for the 3rd boat Headship!  5%
W2 sink Downing - Downing girls in the water  65%
M4 win their blades - Overjoyed at getting the 4th bump  13%
M5 are the only 5th VIII in the Lents - Racing gets underway at the Foot of the River  5%
Total: 40 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Who will be the next FaT crew to go Head of the Lents?
M1  58%
W1  43%
Total: 40 members' votes
At what temperature should the red wine be served at Lents dinner?
Just below boiling point  12%
Body temperature  4%
Room temperature  31%
Fridge temperature  15%
Frozen  38%
Total: 26 members' votes   (10 comments...)
The electronic flag on the CUCBC website may well override/replace the physical flag at Goldie in the near future. It'll be accessible by internet or WAP. Given that the internet isn't yet available in the boat house, will we still be able to find out what colour the flag is?
I have a WAP phone and I'm not afraid to use it!  40%
I think I have a WAP phone but I don't know how it works  26%
No, my phone definitely doesn't have WAP  17%
WAPTF?  17%
Total: 35 members' votes   (36 comments...)
What is your favourite ice-based event NOT in the Winter Olympics?
Add your own below.
Giant Snowball Rolling  28%
Ice Cricket  16%
Ice Fishing  0%
Ice Hockey (car)  3%
Luge (car)  9%
Luge (vodka)  16%
Ski Jumping (car)  16%
Tea Tray Sliding  3%
Climbing Mount Washington  9%
Total: 32 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Which of these Winter Olympic sports is your favourite?
To do or to watch, it's up to you.
Ice Dancing  22%
Luge  19%
Downhill (skiing)  32%
Skeleton  5%
Slalom (skiing)  5%
Super-G (skiing)  3%
Ski Jumping  5%
Curling  8%
Total: 37 members' votes   (26 comments...)
What next?
Rich and Dan have rowed across the Atlantic and are surely deserving a well-earned break. But once they've rested and feel like doing something extreme again, which of these events or teams should they compete in/for?
Primal Quest  9%
Arctic Team Challenge  9%
Yukon Quest  9%
Global Challenge  0%
Gumball 3000  4%
Great Britain rowing squad at Beijing 2008  13%
Trinity Bruces  57%
Total: 23 members' votes   (9 comments...)
Are you a giver or a taker?
As requested a couple of weeks ago in the Deal or No Deal poll.
Giver  77%
Taker  23%
Total: 26 members' votes
What is your greatest fear when rowing on the Thames?
I believe all of these have been encountered by FaT / CU members at some point (with the possible exception of the CowboyNeal option). Which one gives you most nightmares?
Snapped rudder strings  13%
The Harbour Master  0%
The Black Buoy  13%
Fulham Flats  17%
Gastroenteritis  13%
Sofas  9%
Acer Nethercott  0%
Donald Legget  26%
Whales  9%
Total: 23 members' votes   (5 comments...)
When should we schedule the pre-Boat Race pub crawl?
Recent years have seen members of First & Third and Black Prince tour the 10 pubs that overlook the Championship course on one of the days before the Boat Race. There are several possible dates for this in 2006, each with pros and cons. Which should go in the diary?
Saturday 25 March (pro: day of the men's 8s Head so more people than usual in London, with some working up a thirst. Race is at 11:30 so enough drinking time afterwards - just. And no work tomorrow. Con: Lots of other rowers getting in the way)  14%
Sunday 26 March (pro: nothing else going on that day. Con: work the next day, plus will people still be in SW London after watching the race yesterday?)  23%
Saturday 1 April (pro: eve of Boat Race, lie-in tomorrow. Con: clashes with Henley races - Henley lacks sufficient pubs to replicate crawl.)  45%
Sunday 2 April (pro: day of boat race, so lots of people there. Race is late afternoon so could be a crawl with Race in the middle, and bonus pints at the boat club bars. Con: lots of people in SW London. Work the next day.)  18%
Total: 22 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Deal or No Deal
Deal  7%
No deal  26%
I calcuate (total prize fund left / boxes remaining) while Edmonds is talking to the bank and if it's lower than the offer then it's Deal  22%
I have no idea what you're talking about  44%
Total: 27 members' votes   (10 comments...)
First and Third 2005 Fashion Awards
Vote for your top three fashion innovations of 2005
Coxing t-shirt from Boston  16%
Amelia's blue and gold headband  12%
Novice hoodies  20%
Awful novice t-shirt  4%
CULRC's new kit  20%
Rich and Dan's free and easy clothing policy - water obscuring lower bodies, luckily  16%
First & Third's golf style  12%
3rd May VIII reinvent the '3rd boat wears yellow' tradition from the mid 1990s  60%
4th May VIII's 'classic' look  12%
Magnus' personal style  12%
Dilini's personal style  4%
Matching club underwear  16%
Andrew's personal style  4%
FaT Duck, the fastest duck on the Cam  12%
1st Lent VIII's stripes  40%
'Towpath mud' look  24%
Total: 25 members' votes   (3 comments...)
New Year's Resolutions
train more  66%
train less  16%
win blades  31%
qualify for/row at Henley  19%
beat Oxford  6%
take a break from rowing  22%
take up rowing again  19%
do all the stretches my physio tells me to do  25%
row (across/on) the English Channel  19%
wash my kit  56%
spend less time on this website  34%
spend more time on this website  19%
get on a Boat Club committee  9%
stomp  56%
get a (new) job  34%
buft  31%
win the fancy dress prize at Cardinals  3%
drink more (alcohol)  16%
drink less (alcohol)  34%
get more blue and gold clothes  31%
trial for GB/CU  9%
not make any resolutions  16%
Total: 32 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Which of these did you eat/drink on Christmas Day?
This isn't ordinary Christmas food; this is First and Third Christmas food...
Smoked salmon & scrambled egg  8%
(Home cooked) ham  28%
Full English fry-up  3%
Bucks Fizz  18%
Champagne/Cava/similar  46%
Alcohol before 11am local time (does not include Communion)  36%
Crisps  44%
Some sort of chocolate snack/bar  64%
Shortbread  8%
Turkey  72%
Gammon  0%
Game  0%
Duck  5%
Goose  5%
Vegetarian alternative  8%
A non-poultry alternative (let us know below)  10%
Sausagemeat  56%
Potatoes  92%
Sprouts  62%
Parsnips  49%
Carotts  77%
Peas  33%
Yorkshire Puds  15%
Other vegetables  51%
Stuffing  72%
Bread Sauce  31%
Cranberry sauce  54%
Gravy  92%
Some sort of BBQ or similar because you're in the Southern hemisphere  5%
Red wine  59%
White wine  67%
Port  18%
Brandy  13%
Whisky  13%
Other spirit  33%
Mince pie  46%
Christmas Pudding  49%
The coin from the Christmas Pudding  0%
Other pudding  49%
Cream  36%
Ice cream  15%
Brandy Butter  31%
Sugar  28%
Cold turkey (e.g. in sandwich)  18%
Other sandwich  3%
Cup of tea  49%
Bubble & Squeak  0%
Second helpings of any of the above  79%
Any of the above repeated at seperate meals or doubling up as a snack  49%
Tree decorations  18%
Chestnuts (open fire optional)  10%
Riveta  3%
Water  82%
None of the above  3%
Total: 39 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Who fills your stocking; Father Christmas, or Santa Claus?
What do you reckon the guy in red with the white beard and the reindeer and the sleigh who comes down the chimney and eats the mince pies and sherry is called?
Father Christmas  69%
Santa Claus  14%
My parents  17%
Total: 36 members' votes
Rich and Dan
Now they're off, you can be honest. They're:
Barking  77%
Brave  74%
Brilliant  74%
Total: 31 members' votes   (5 comments...)
After how much rowing would you have classified yourself a boatie rather than just a rower?
Are you in a boatie relationship? Do you spend more than two hours a day at the boathouse? Have you ever worn lycra for anything except rowing? Are more than fifty percent of your friends rowers? Do you arrive (late) at lectures in your splashtop? Come to think of it, do you miss most of your lectures/supervisions because you're still at the boathouse? If the answer to more than two of these questions is yes, you are a boatie. But how long did it take for this addiction to creep up on you?
I was a boatie before I arrived at Trinity  6%
They got me at the Chaplains Squash and it's been downhill ever since  26%
As soon as I'd been tubbing  2%
By midway through my novice term  30%
After I'd done Clare Novices  0%
After novice Fairbairns  2%
Once I'd experienced my first Bumps  21%
Once I'd experienced Bumps, in the warm sunshine, with Pimms afterwards  4%
Me, a boatie?! I don't think so!  9%
Total: 47 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Do different pasta shapes taste different?
Macaroni goes with a cheesy sauce. Fusilli goes with a tomatoey sauce. Spaghetti was invented to go with bolognese, and you can't have cannelloni without spinach and ricotta. All of these shapes have their merits, but do they actually taste different from one another?
Yes  57%
No  43%
Total: 42 members' votes   (19 comments...)
Which club will do best in the Clare Novice Regatta?
Based on
Rounds Won divided by Crews Entered
First and Third Trinity BC  51%
Caius BC  0%
Christ's College BC  3%
Churchill College BC  0%
Clare BC  0%
Clare Hall BC  0%
Corpus Christi College BC  0%
Darwin College BC  0%
Downing College BC  0%
Emmanuel College BC  0%
Fitzwilliam College BC  3%
Girton College BC  0%
Homerton College BC  0%
Hughes Hall BC  3%
Jesus College BC  3%
King's College BC  0%
LMBC  15%
Lucy Cavendish BC  0%
Magdalene BC  0%
New Hall BC  3%
Newnham College BC  0%
Pembroke College BC  0%
Peterhouse BC  3%
Queens' College BC  0%
Robinson College BC  0%
St Catharine's College BC  0%
St Edmund's College BC  0%
Selwyn College BC  0%
Sidney Sussex College BC  0%
Trinity Hall BC  0%
Wolfson College BC  0%
CULRC  18%
Total: 39 members' votes   (19 comments...)
Which is sweeter?
Winning men's and women's fours in the space of 30 minutes  71%
Beating LMBC four times in a week  26%
Chocolate  3%
Total: 31 members' votes
Who is the most comedy selfish bastard?
Edmund Blackadder  63%
Basil Fawlty  0%
Homer Simpson  7%
Alan Partridge  23%
Steve Stiffler  0%
Withnail  3%
Oscar Schindler  3%
Total: 30 members' votes   (1 comment...)
What's the best exercise for when you're stuck in a queue?
Bear in mind ability to get moving quickly if needed, and effects of stream and wind and constrained spaces.
Roll ups  12%
Frontstops tapping  8%
Backstops tapping  4%
Standing up in the boat (i.e. by taking a stroke)  4%
Cutting the cake  0%
Swapping blades between sides  4%
Pausing on the recovery  8%
Everyone swap seats  62%
Total: 26 members' votes   (14 comments...)
What is/was your favourite VIII
Everyone has a favourite boat, past or present.
BP1  26%
Denys Lawrence  12%
BP2  21%
Margot  3%
BP3 [Karlische]  18%
BP4 [Aylings]  0%
BP5 [the wooden thing]  6%
Peter Brandt  9%
Titan  0%
Conqueror  3%
Fair Maid of Kent  0%
Henry  3%
Total: 34 members' votes   (23 comments...)
I remember when...
you could walk past Sainsbury's without noticing it was there  33%
everything in the Bridge Street accommodation was wonky, leaking, or live  45%
Burrell's Field only had the big houses  3%
half the computers in the computer room would have blue screens which you couldn't unlock  35%
the first model C ergs arrived at the boathouse  13%
the rising bollards in Trinity Street were put in  18%
the bar was in the corner of Great Court  25%
the dining hall went through the phase of putting banana on everything (e.g. Salmon Caprice)  48%
the bop involved a live DJ, not a computer  33%
all the furniture in College rooms was like the stuff in the boathouse now  35%
no one had swipe cards  10%
Cindy's was Cindy's  8%
Cindy's was 5th Avenue  58%
Eden Lily was more than a photography shop  33%
The Baron of Beef and the Mitre were dingy pubs  58%
The maths department was in town  38%
BP2 (Janousek) was BP1  20%
BP4 (Aylings) was BP1  0%
BP3 was BP1  3%
the river flooded  55%
the river froze  13%
the river was covered with green scum (and I mean the whole river, not just the odd patch)  18%
there was a NatWest at Great Gate  45%
Formal Hall cost three pounds or less  38%
you paid for meals with little tickets with the number of courses written on them  53%
there was a Z Blue Boar  40%
novices rowed 15 minutes after the seniors  35%
none of the above  30%
Total: 40 members' votes   (18 comments...)
How often do you check the website?
Every minute  3%
Every hour  10%
Three or four times a day  50%
Daily  23%
Weekly  10%
Monthly  0%
Annually  0%
I have never checked the website  3%
Total: 30 members' votes   (7 comments...)
Who would make the best dominatrix?
Catherine Aiken  38%
Emily Booker  22%
Honey Duan  16%
Anna McCreadie  6%
Rachel Munro  9%
Pia Schaefer  0%
Sarah Taylor  0%
Bron  9%
Total: 32 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Flintoff: Could you? Have you?
I have drunk as much as Flintoff is reported to have done in one session.  5%
I have not drunk as much in one session as Flintoff did.  33%
I have not drunk as much in one session as Flintoff did - but I plan to try.  48%
I have not drunk as much as Flintoff did in my life.  14%
Total: 21 members' votes
What will the final score be in the Ashes?
England's score first.
3-1  18%
2-1  41%
2-2  23%
1-1  0%
1-2  0%
1-3  0%
5-0  18%
Total: 22 members' votes   (1 comment...)
The stuff of nightmares
Many people have bad dreams. Some people dream about rowing. Sometimes people have bad dreams about rowing. But which of these thoughts is most likely to have you waking up in a cold sweat?

Dreaming about...
being bumped by LMBC  48%
losing to Oxford  36%
forgetting the lifejacket while coxing in bumps  4%
being moved to the three seat  28%
last 30 seconds of a 2k erg test  40%
being single at the bop  20%
an alcohol ban at Formal Hall  16%
a worldwide shortage of malt loaf  32%
being fastest non-qualifier at HRR  12%
only having 7 riggers in Putney  20%
Dan and Rich's anti-chafing measures  40%
Total: 25 members' votes   (1 comment...)
What training techniques/aids do you normally use?
Most of the below are used by professional athletes to keep up with the competition. Which are most used at First and Third?

N.B. to select an option you should use it regularly - so buying lucozade occasionally from the lard cupboard doesn't count for Sports drink.
Sports drinks  41%
Vitamin/mineral supplements  22%
Protein supplements  7%
Heart rate monitor  48%
Training diary  44%
Stretching sessions  59%
Core stability work outs  63%
Alexander technique training  4%
Visualisation  15%
Other specialised training technique(s) - elaborate below  0%
None of the above  15%
Total: 27 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Favourite sport to watch?
Could be live or on TV / Radio. Or even a combination.
Cricket  29%
Cycling  0%
Football  21%
Golf  4%
Rowing  4%
Rugby  13%
Tennis  4%
Women's Nude Mud Wrestling  25%
Total: 24 members' votes
Is the web poll getting stale?
This week's original poll was a repeat of an earlier poll. Is the poll getting stale? Turn out rates suggest that voter apathy is not a problem. Have the old coffin dodgers who used to contribute run out of ideas? Or have they retired, leaving a void yet to be filled by those still in statu pupillare? The main question again: is the web poll getting stale? Vote and discuss.
Yes  13%
No  87%
Total: 23 members' votes   (24 comments...)
Summer time, and the living certainly isn't easy. Several members of this website are either slogging their guts out in the City on a summer placement, or know what it's like, having done so in the past. What's the point?
I'm gaining a valuable insight into the industry that I want to work for  29%
I'm gaining a valuable insight and I realise it's not an industry I want to work for  21%
I now realise student life is so cushy and I may well do a masters to avoid this for as long as possible  93%
How do people put up with commuting? It sucks  29%
I love commuting... there's a train and it goes underground and everything!  7%
I'm being given interesting work and contributing to the company  43%
I have menial tasks and do not feel valued  21%
They keep taking me out for drinks etc  43%
There are no social activities in the evening because I'm still working  0%
Everything seems so expensive here  29%
I'm not doing an internship because I'm working in the pub at home  0%
I'm not doing an internship because I'd rather have a long summer holiday  29%
The experience I have gained on this internship will look great on my cv  21%
The experience I have gained on this internship will look great on my cv once I've hyped it up a bit  36%
Now I realise why the bufties keep coming up to Cambridge  64%
Total: 14 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Can you be bothered to vote?
Yes  69%
No  31%
Total: 29 members' votes   (7 comments...)
Who is/was the greatest oar of all time?
Abbagnale (brothers, any of them)  0%
Ned Hanlan  0%
Sir Matthew Pinsent  29%
Sir Steve Redgrave  48%
James Tomkins  5%
Rob Waddell  14%
Dreissigacker (brothers, inventors of the ergo)  5%
Total: 21 members' votes   (16 comments...)
At which sport do Black Prince have the best chance of beating FaT (other than rowing)?
Cricket  0%
Golf  0%
Triathlon  65%
Atlantic Rowing  92%
Earning More Money  85%
Drinking  35%
Chess  4%
Total: 26 members' votes   (18 comments...)
Daddy or Chips?
Daddy  23%
Chips  77%
Total: 13 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Which of the following will we see first?
I'm sure all of these events will occur at some point in the future, but which will be first?
FaT win Uni M4+  8%
FaT win Uni W4+  8%
FaT actually beats an inferior LMBC in the Uni LM4-  8%
Lents Headship  31%
Mays Headship  0%
Women's Lents Headship  4%
Women back in 1st May Division  31%
BPBC don't win Fairbairns category  8%
RTT drops below 72kg again  4%
Total: 26 members' votes   (19 comments...)
What next?
After rowing across the Channel, what will the club do next?
Boston Marathon  50%
Great River Race  5%
Record attempt on rowing the length of the Cam/Ouse  5%
Row to Lincoln  5%
Beat BPBC in the Fairbairn Cup  9%
Mays Headship  14%
Successfully enter a 1x into the GoR  14%
Total: 22 members' votes
Your favourite Bumps
The Lents & Mays are quite different experiences through the contrasting weather, number of crews, different spectators, work and social distractions etc... Which do you prefer?
Lents  24%
Mays  76%
Oxford City  0%
Total: 29 members' votes
What was your favourite Bumps race report?
Everyone knows that the real purpose of racing is to write a good report afterwards. Which of this year's May Bumps reports was your favourite?
M1 - Describing Maggie as 'hench'  6%
W1 - Haikus and Limericks  10%
M3 - Smiley Mark's blacksmith metaphor  16%
M3 - Christoph's tale of Icarus  13%
W3 - Counting strokes until the bump  3%
M4 - Top Gun quotes  16%
Caius M2 describing FaT M2 - 'I swear they had a rocket launcher on their stern!'  32%
Other  3%
Total: 31 members' votes
Which boat performed best in the Bumps?
Not mathematically but achievementally
1st Men  10%
1st Women  10%
2nd Men  77%
2nd Women  0%
3rd Men  0%
3rd Women  0%
4th Men  0%
4th Women  0%
5th Men  0%
Atlantic Prince  3%
Total: 39 members' votes   (11 comments...)
Bumps is all about... or more of the following...
Good technique  20%
Hyper-fitness  20%
Mental strength  58%
Sheer teeth-gritting tenacity  70%
Core stability  13%
Matching kit  40%
Blades  50%
Spoons  15%
Boat damage  30%
The thrill of the chase  55%
Mays dinner  63%
The bop  45%
A pint at the plough in the early evening  18%
M1  35%
W1  25%
Marshalling  5%
Those few seconds of silence before the gun  48%
The weeks of training beforehand  23%
The alcohol bans  13%
The start  48%
The rating  15%
Grassy  18%
The quick bump  28%
The satisfying 'reach' bump  25%
The slow grind and just before the line bump  8%
Hitting Maggie  55%
The stomp  75%
Crew pastas  35%
The race reports  43%
The FaT mobile update system  25%
Being a DU/SU  18%
The callouses  5%
The glory  45%
The pain  45%
Crew showers  15%
Having fun (?!)  40%
Blood, sweat and tears  30%
Total: 40 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Will the 2nd VIII or the women get into the 1st division first?
The women are surely far too low in the rankings, starting 1st in division 2, but after holding off Queens they will be hard pushed to take a fast Darwin crew before the Darwin crew bumps out. The 2nd VIII could also move into the top flight on day one if they can manage the extraordinary and take down Caius II in Div 2 followed by Peterhouse in Div 1 as sandwich boat. Who will do it first?
Men II  19%
Women I  45%
both manage it on same day  19%
neither manage it all week  5%
Men III  12%
Total: 42 members' votes   (2 comments...)
What should Smiley Mark wear on University Challenge?
Our Sec is captaining the Trinity side in the challenge of challenges... how should he make his allegiances known?
Boatclub Tie  46%
Boatclub bow tie  15%
Boatclub boxers  37%
Boatclub boxers (only)  12%
Boatclub Blazer  22%
All-in-One  17%
Zephyr  7%
Stripeys  22%
Stripey antipodean kit  2%
Gold Socks  71%
Other (please specify!)  12%
Total: 41 members' votes   (66 comments...)
Suicide Sunday - What's it to be?
Any or all (you'll be lucky) of the following...
Punting race v Johns  39%
Punting regatta - FaT takes on the world  16%
Punt to Granchester  45%
BBQ  50%
Invade another clubs Garden Party  21%
Health Spa  8%
Childish and immature games on Jesus Green  11%
Childish and immature games on the backs  24%
Childish and immature games on punts  42%
Bridge jumping  21%
Treasure hunt  26%
Drinking tennis  5%
Drinking football  3%
Drinking rock/paper/scissors  5%
Wet T-shirt competition  53%
Water fight  34%
Rounders (I have a bat and ball)  18%
Other (please specify)  5%
Total: 38 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Chin Up Chicken
With Bread  79%
Without Bread  21%
Total: 24 members' votes
Would you bed your bedder?
I already do  3%
Yes - she's well fit  7%
Yes - it's the only way I'd get any  3%
Only if I was drunk  7%
Only if someone paid me  14%
No - she reminds me of my grandma  66%
Total: 29 members' votes   (5 comments...)
What should the club have as its 3 letter ARA code?
All clubs soon have to have a 3 letter ARA code for their boats, which is used at eg. the Nat. Champs. and on the Tideway. Currently ours is FTT, but we have an option to change it. What should we have?
FTT  7%
FTR (easy to add to existing TR numbers)  0%
CTR (Cambridge, Trinity - similar)  2%
FAT  81%
CAT  0%
BUN  0%
RTT  10%
XXX  0%
Total: 42 members' votes   (18 comments...)
Opinion Poll
If there was a general election tomorrow, for whom would you vote?
Conservative  27%
Green  2%
Labour  7%
Liberal Democrat  46%
a national party in Wales/Scotland/Ireland  2%
Monster Raving Looney  7%
Respect  0%
UKIP  0%
Veritas  0%
Other  0%
Spoil ballot  0%
Deliberate abstention  7%
Don't Know  0%
Total: 41 members' votes   (19 comments...)
Following on from the recent Club Money message board thread, what's your favourite kind of handle?
Wooden (Smooth)  3%
Wooden (Rough)  50%
Plastic  12%
Foam  18%
Synthetic Suede  3%
Messiah  9%
Water Music  6%
Total: 34 members' votes   (11 comments...)
Favourite Blackadder Episode?
A year on from the Cornwall training camp, where I suspect we watched at least 80% of all the Blackadder ever produced, I wonder which episode is most beloved by all? Full scripts can be found here. Feel free to ask
1.1: The Foretelling  0%
1.2: The Queen of Spain's Beard  0%
1.3: The Archbishop  5%
1.4: Born to be a King  9%
1.5: The Witchsmeller Pursuivant  0%
1.6: The Black Seal  0%
2.1: Head  0%
2.2: Bell  0%
2.3: Potato  0%
2.4: Money  5%
2.5: Beer  5%
2.6: Chains  9%
3.1: Dish and Dishonesty  0%
3.2: Ink and Incapability  14%
3.3: Nob and Nobility  0%
3.4: Sense and Senility  0%
3.5: Amy and Amiability  0%
3.6: Duel and Duality  5%
4.1: Corporal Punishment  5%
4.2: Captain Cook  0%
4.3: Major Star  0%
4.4: Private Plane  0%
4.5: General Hospital  27%
4.6: Goodbyeee  18%
Total: 22 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Favourite outing type?
UT2  19%
Fartlek  6%
2x19' pyramids  10%
Power water work  16%
3 courses  32%
6 x 3'  3%
6 x 500m  13%
Row to Ely  0%
Swapping blades over  0%
Total: 31 members' votes   (22 comments...)
Optimal Easter vac training?
What mix of the following will give you the edge for May Term crew selection?
Lots of sculling (added benefit of tanning)  38%
Lots of pairs rowing (also tanning)  56%
Numb bum ergo sessions  53%
Beach weights  31%
Maxim  9%
Swimming  22%
Rowing diet (it's all about food - sod the exercise)  47%
Steroids  19%
Tubbing  9%
Running  50%
Lunges  22%
Analysis of 2005 Boat Race technique  28%
Shiny new lycra  34%
Cox press-ups (2004 2nd May VIII special)  16%
Holiday job as a labourer  6%
Holiday job in the sporting arena  9%
Plenty of fluids...  50%
Total: 32 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Where will you be on Boat Race day?
Last year I watched the Boat Race on television, which had the advantage of me being able to see the whole race (although sadly not the Goldie/Isis race), but the disadvantage of missing out on the brilliant atmosphere on the bank. This year, ITV have the television rights, so I'll probably head down to London. What will everyone else be doing?

On Boat Race day, I will be...
On the bank at Hammersmith watching the action live  32%
In a pub along the course  9%
Watching on the big screens  15%
In the launch  0%
Listening on the radio  6%
Watching on television  56%
Supporting Cambridge  94%
Supporting Oxford  0%
Wearing an item of Cambridge Blue clothing  29%
Drunk  26%
Revising :(  15%
Not watching the boat race, I have better things to do with my time  0%
Total: 34 members' votes   (7 comments...)
We all know there are lots of rules about Boat Club, but with which of them do you agree?
1st RULE: You do not talk about BOAT CLUB.  39%
2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about BOAT CLUB.  43%
3rd RULE: If someone says _stop_ or goes limp, taps out the outing is over.  21%
4th RULE: Only eight guys to a boat.  32%
5th RULE: One boat at a time.  25%
6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes.  50%
7th RULE: Outings will go on as long as they have to.  96%
8th RULE: If this is your first night at BOAT CLUB, you HAVE to row.  57%
Total: 28 members' votes
Will the women's boat club gain the Lents Headship within the next 3 years?
After their fantastic performance this Lents, it's not that far away. Can they do it in 3 years?
Yes  57%
No  43%
Total: 37 members' votes   (16 comments...)
Name the new novice VIII
Something eye-catching, flash, witty. Something like...
Ricardo  26%
Camilla  3%
Will Thorne  3% for formals  10%
Break bows here (with a dotted line around the bow section)  23%
Nimbus 5000  3%
Eat my bows  0%
Nick Kingsbury  0%
David Jones  0%
The Munro (welcomes freshers 8/9 at a time)  3%
Penetrator  0%
Nothing, it will have to be replaced within a year  0%
The Bathtub  0%
Log  0%
Sir Martin Rees  15%
FiT FaT VIII  0%
Crab Central  0%
We don't need sponsors  3%
No name but a comical face with sharks teeth and evil eyes  10%
Total: 39 members' votes   (9 comments...)
For Valentine's Day I gave...
Tick all that apply.
Card  81%
Chocolates  42%
Dinner  50%
Flowers  15%
Maxim  15%
Underwear  19%
Head  35%
Total: 26 members' votes   (7 comments...)
Where's Ditton?
Some people refer to the Ditton end of the reach as the
Top of the reach  32%
Bottom of the reach  68%
Total: 37 members' votes   (35 comments...)
Rampant boaties - what inter/intra-boatclub carnage have you been involved in?
We've all been to formal hall lots of times. I'm sure most of us have tried it on with an unsuspecting member of the opposition. But with members (past or present) of how many boatclubs have you actually been successful?
First and Third Trinity BC  84%
Caius BC  31%
Christ's College BC  28%
Churchill College BC  9%
Clare BC  34%
Clare Hall BC  3%
Corpus Christi College BC  13%
Darwin College BC  6%
Downing College BC (shame on you)  9%
Emmanuel College BC  16%
Fitzwilliam College BC  6%
Girton College BC  16%
Homerton College BC  34%
Hughes Hall BC  3%
Jesus College BC  25%
King's College BC  3%
LMBC (tut tut)  31%
Lucy Cavendish BC (?!)  3%
Magdalene BC  13%
New Hall BC  19%
Newnham College BC  22%
Pembroke College BC  41%
Peterhouse BC  25%
Queens' College BC  16%
Robinson College BC  9%
St Catharine's College BC  19%
St Edmund's College BC  3%
Selwyn College BC  19%
Sidney Sussex College BC  9%
Trinity Hall BC  13%
Wolfson College BC  6%
Black Prince BC  50%
CUBC  13%
CULRC  16%
CUWBC  22%
Leander  3%
Rob Roy BC  16%
Any other town club  13%
Any Oxford club  22%
Total: 32 members' votes   (1 comment...)
In which boat will the first men race the Lent Bumps?
So far they've taken out BP2 and BP3...
Black Prince 1  31%
Any one of the other Black Princes  6%
A novice shell  17%
A different boat every day  11%
Fair Maid of Kent  36%
Total: 36 members' votes
What constitutes 'cooperation' in the incest chart?
A line == a pull. But what is a pull?
Touching  4%
Kissing  4%
Kissing with tongue (sometimes called 'French kissing', but not by me)  54%
Shagging  11%
Marriage  4%
Mixed double outing  21%
A stroke  4%
Total: 28 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Who do we hate most?
Caius  15%
Downing  53%
LMBC  32%
Total: 34 members' votes   (25 comments...)
What's the highest rate you've ever clocked?
Bonus points for small boats
less than 40  14%
40-45  18%
46-48  32%
49  0%
50  0%
51  0%
52  9%
53  0%
54  5%
55  5%
56+  18%
Total: 22 members' votes   (9 comments...)
New Year's Resolutions
This year, I resolve to
train more  73%
train less  3%
win blades  27%
qualify for/row at Henley  27%
take a break from rowing  3%
take up rowing again  23%
do all the stretches my physio tells me to do  37%
wash my kit  40%
spend less time on this website  30%
spend more time on this website  10%
stomp  40%
get a (new) job  33%
smile more  30%
buft  40%
win the fancy dress prize at Cardinals  3%
drink more (alcohol)  17%
drink less (alcohol)  27%
not make any resolutions  10%
Total: 30 members' votes
Who delivered more Christmas presents this year ?
Father Christmas  33%
St. Nicholas  6%
Santa Claus  11%
Kriss Kringle  0%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  11%
Royal Mail  39%
Total: 18 members' votes
What is your 2k PW?
That's Personal Worst if it's not obvious - only counting pieces you started with the intention of doing a flat out 2k, and discounting any you didn't finish
10:00+  0%
9:40-9:59  0%
9:20-9:39  0%
9:00-9:19  4%
8:50-8:59  4%
8:40-8:49  4%
8:30-8:39  4%
8:20-8:29  7%
8:10-8:19  0%
8:00-8:09  0%
7:50-7:59  7%
7:40-7:49  14%
7:30-7:39  11%
7:20-7:29  4%
7:10-7:19  21%
7:00-7:09  11%
6:50-6:59  7%
6:40-6:49  0%
6:30-6:39  4%
6:20-6:29  0%
6:10-6:19  0%
6:00-6:09  0%
<6:00  0%
Total: 28 members' votes   (29 comments...)
Which of these have you experienced on an ergo?
Following on from our discussion of personal worsts, which of these have you done on an ergo?
Thrown up  48%
Got buttock cramp  72%
Shat your pants (preferable to rowing for LMBC)  4%
Had sex  20%
Passed out  4%
Given up  72%
Total: 25 members' votes   (4 comments...)
I won the Fairbairn Cup...
In 1956  10%
In 2004  19%
For second boats  24%
For novices  5%
For Fours  10%
In my single scull  67%
Total: 21 members' votes
How often do you wash your kit?
More than once a week  29%
Once a week  24%
Once a fortnight  29%
Once a month  9%
Once a term  3%
When it rains  6%
Total: 34 members' votes   (11 comments...)
What is your 2k PB?
>8:20  6%
8:10-8:19  0%
8:00-8:09  0%
7:50-7:59  12%
7:40-7:49  3%
7:30-7:39  3%
7:20-7:29  0%
7:10-7:19  0%
7:00-7:09  6%
6:50-6:59  12%
6:40-6:49  9%
6:30-6:39  15%
6:20-6:29  18%
6:10-6:19  9%
6:00-6:09  3%
5:50-5:59  0%
5:40-5:49  0%
<5:39  3%
Total: 33 members' votes   (37 comments...)
Black Prince BC  44%
First and Third Trinity BC  56%
Total: 50 members' votes   (6 comments...)
HoR4s. Select all the options that you think will occur
FaT Men beat BPBC Men  10%
FaT Women beat BPBC women  20%
FaT Men finish higher than they start  65%
FaT Women finish higher than they start  75%
FaT Men have a positive net overtaking record  55%
FaT Women have a positive net overtaking record  45%
FaT men overtaken by BPBC Men  15%
FaT Women overtaken by BPBC Women  5%
FaT Men best college crew  25%
FaT Women best college crew  10%
FaT Men get under the 2nd Lamppost  60%
FaT Women get under the 2nd Lamppost  45%
FaT Men have a huge blade clash  45%
FaT Women have a huge blade clash  50%
FaT Men have a huge blade clash with FaT Women  10%
Total: 20 members' votes   (7 comments...)
Which rowing term made you snigger most as a novice?
Stroke  38%
Cox box  0%
Entry  8%
Rack  0%
Pull  0%
Shaft  46%
Scull  0%
Rudder  8%
Total: 13 members' votes   (9 comments...)
It is rumoured that most rowers are scientists. Are you?
You need not base this entirely on your degree although I think it will be clear for most
Scientist  65%
Artist  18%
Both  12%
Neither  6%
Total: 34 members' votes   (13 comments...)
How should the novices be taught to row?
From backstops  23%
From frontstops  42%
Slowly  35%
Total: 26 members' votes   (25 comments...)
Who should the club back as Sports Personality of the Year?
Ben Ainslie  7%
Freddie Flintoff  11%
Kelly Holmes  50%
Amir Khan  4%
Colin Montgomerie  7%
Matthew Pinsent  14%
RTT  7%
Total: 28 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Bowside  45%
Strokeside  45%
Darkside  10%
Total: 29 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Favourite Film Trilogy
Godfather  12%
Lord of the Rings  42%
Back to the Future  15%
Matrix  0%
American Pie  8%
Star Wars (original)  12%
Indiana Jones  8%
Kill Bill  4%
Total: 26 members' votes   (44 comments...)
Vote for the Champagne Moment in the BPBCCC FaTBCCC match
(if you can remember!)
Crawford surviving his first ball  38%
Garrod hitting the game's only six  0%
the only Aussie on show (Nigel Kaye) getting the only duck  5%
Lea-Cox winning it for FaT off the last ball of the match  10%
Ingram's sense of humour failure after a dubious lbw decision  38%
Other (state below)  10%
Total: 21 members' votes   (9 comments...)
Which Olympic sport would you like to see in 2008?
Clearly there is a lack of erg games in the current Olympic timetable. Which one would you most like to see there?
10m erg test  35%
One arm lowest split  0%
Feet out highest rating  18%
Arms only 2k  18%
Underwater erging  6%
Armchair erging  6%
Beach erging  12%
Synchronised erging  6%
Total: 17 members' votes   (1 comment...)
London hosting the Olympic Games in 2012 is...
a good idea  81%
a bad idea  14%
something I'm not sure about  5%
Total: 21 members' votes   (10 comments...)
What are the most annoying things about using non boat club gyms?
Anyone who's ever used a gym - even a posh one - in the holidays will have come across some of these...
People who can't row to the extent that it's painful rather than funny  41%
Fat smelly people wearing inappropriate kit to erg in thus showing the room their ugly butt cracks when they erg  18%
The fact that there are 100s of running machines but only 3 ergs stuck in the corner  35%
The fact that you can't see the tv's from the ergs  41%
People who look at you like you're mad when you spend more than 3 minutes on the erg  24%
No bench pull  53%
The ranks of sad looking people on the running machines - why don't they go for a proper run  24%
Lack of natural light as the gym is always in the basement  12%
People who sit on weights machines in between their reps and just stare into space - don't they know some of us are in a hurry!!!  18%
People who don't have the faintest clue about rowing telling you that you've got useless technique  18%
Something else - see below  29%
Total: 17 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Daddy or Chips?
Daddy  43%
Chips  57%
Total: 21 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Favourite Poll
FaT  36%
North or South  7%
Vault  0%
Dancing  29%
Lech Walesa  7%
/.  21%
Total: 14 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Which is your favourite part of the stroke?
Blade entry  0%
Connection  17%
Leg drive  25%
Back through  4%
Finish  21%
Extraction  0%
Hands away  4%
Bodies over  4%
Slide  0%
The bit where your hands rise up to go over your knees  25%
Total: 24 members' votes
What is your favourite weights exercise?
Select as many of your favourite exercises from the list as you want (apologies if I have forgotten any of your favourites).
Deadlift  23%
Clean  41%
Shoulder Press  23%
Bench Pull  50%
Bench Press  59%
Incline Bench Press  5%
Leg Press  59%
Leg Extension  36%
Leg Curl  27%
Calf Raise  9%
Squat  41%
Hack Squat  9%
Forward Lunge  14%
Backward Lunge  9%
Diagonal Lunge  9%
Plie Lunge  9%
Pelvic Lifts  14%
Other core exercises  32%
Hip Flexor  5%
Hip Abduction  5%
Side Leg Raises  5%
Toe Press  9%
Bicep Curl  32%
Lat Pull  27%
Cable cross-over  18%
Tricep Dip  14%
Triceps Extension  23%
Wrist Curl  5%
Press up  32%
Chin ups  50%
Sit up  50%
Dumbbell Fly  23%
Incline Dumbbell Fly  14%
Shoulder Shrug  9%
Seated Row  32%
Back Extension  14%
Overhead Press  9%
Rear Deltoid Raise  5%
Military Press  5%
Upright Row  9%
Back Butterfly  9%
Leg Pull-In  5%
Total: 22 members' votes   (11 comments...)
What is your favourite type of land training?
Long erg  13%
AT erg  4%
6x500m  9%
Heavy weights  30%
200 reps  22%
Circuits  4%
Running  4%
Lard consumption  13%
Total: 23 members' votes   (15 comments...)
Favourite summer regattas
Summertime, and the living is easy. Apparently.
Choose up to 4 regattas - based on whatever criteria you choose (e.g. previous wins, beer tent quality, course, weather on past visits, all of these, etc.)
Kingston Amateur  22%
Bedford Quarts  61%
Molesey  28%
St Neots Saturday  11%
St Neots Sunday  17%
Peterborough Saturday  39%
Peterborough Sunday  22%
Royal Canadian Henley  33%
Gloucester  11%
Bristol  17%
Ross  6%
Cambridge Autumn  11%
Total: 18 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Favourite boat class?
8o  26%
4x  0%
4-  17%
4+  13%
2x  4%
2-  17%
1x  17%
Laser  4%
Total: 23 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Categories to be included in FaT Top Trumps
500m Ergo Score  44%
2k Ergo Score  69%
2k Ergo Score as percentage of WR  34%
Bumps Races Done  63%
Bumps Up  31%
Net Bumps Record  75%
Blades  38%
ARA Status  34%
Pots (etc.) Won  53%
Versatility (Get a point for each of Bowside,Strokeside,Cox,Sculler)  53%
Year of Novicing  63%
Age  72%
Height  81%
Weight  88%
Total: 32 members' votes   (25 comments...)
Henley time!
If you could spend the day anywhere, it would be...
Leander  0%
Stewards  50%
Regatta  5%
Remenham  0%
Corporate hospitality at Fawley  10%
Barn Bar  0%
Gin Palace  5%
All of the above  0%
Boat tent  30%
Total: 20 members' votes   (4 comments...)
How will First and Third do in the bumps?
If you add all the crews' results together...
Up 13 or more  3%
up 9 - 12  3%
up 5 - 8  41%
up 1 - 4  38%
level  3%
down 1 - 4  7%
down 5 - 8  0%
down 9 - 12  0%
down 13 or more  3%
Total: 29 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Favourite Seat?
Bow  13%
Two  11%
Three  5%
Four  3%
Five  5%
Six  16%
Seven  24%
Stroke  13%
Cox  5%
Launch  3%
Toledo  3%
Total: 38 members' votes   (32 comments...)
The best 2nd May VIII song
Each year the 2nd May boat composes a song - and there are some classics. But which is the ultimate?
2003, Boat of Legends  18%
2002, 2nd VIII - Go, Go!!  6%
2001, Second VIII Rhapsody  48%
2000, Maybe we're just a boat of perfectionists  0%
1999, Cover our spoons  12%
1998, I vow to thee my Boatclub  3%
1997, Row Hard  12%
Total: 33 members' votes   (19 comments...)
That's very kind, I'll have a...
pint of lager  8%
pint of bitter  28%
glass of white wine  3%
glass of red wine  3%
vodka and bitter lemon  0%
G and T  18%
lager shandy  3%
bitter shandy  0%
orange juice  0%
orange juice and soda  3%
whisky  5%
rum and coke  3%
archers and lemonade  5%
archers and pineapple  5%
guiness  8%
lemonade  3%
lucozade  0%
smirnoff ice  3%
barcardi breezer  3%
latest trendy alcopop  3%
Total: 39 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Float  38%
Sink  62%
Total: 34 members' votes   (7 comments...)
Which was the better 2nd May VIII?
It must come down to these two, but who pips it.
Find their result histories...
Here (2002)
Here (1999)
2002: Walker, Goldmanis, Byrne, Peck, Jane, Clouting, Thorne, Davies, Adams (Up 4)  31%
1999: Remoundos, Fisher, Blackburn, Goodson, Sherrington, Peck, Ingram, Case, MacGregor (Up 3)  69%
Total: 29 members' votes   (22 comments...)

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