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What date should the annual pre-boat race pub crawl be?
Black Prince organise a pre-boat race pub crawl each year, which is usually held on a suitable day prior to the race.
We tour the pubs along the course on the Thames from which it is possible to watch the race.
This year there are several viable options for date:
Good Friday: Friday April 3rd
Easter Saturday: Saturday April 4th
Friday before the Boat Race and Day of Blondie v Osiris : Friday April 10th
The clear disadvantage of the Friday 10th is that it is not a bank holiday, and therefore turn out for working members of Black Prince and members of First and Third doing PhDs is possibly going to be lower.
So which date(s) would you support?

April 3rd  67%
April 4th  33%
April 10th
 
 33%
Total: 3 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Which website view do you use?
We now have options of gold font on blue background (traditional) or grey font on white background (new). You can switch between the two at the bottom of the page.
Gold on Blue  57%
Grey on White  24%
Either (depends on my mood)  19%
Total: 21 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Which of these rules do you follow?
A list of rules that should be followed while rowing. Which of them do you obey?
#1 I obey the rules  24%
#2 I lead by example  33%
#3 I guide the uninitiated  52%
#4 I know it is all about the boat speed  76%
#5 I HTFU  57%
#6 I immerse myself in the rowing  62%
#7 I am bad***, I row in bad weather  62%
#8 I know rowing comes first  43%
#9 I know the correct amount of lycra to own is more  52%
#10 I know it doesn't get easier, that I just go faster  76%
#11 I know that colours and associated kit should only be worn by people who have already achieved that honour  81%
#12 I know the only remedy for pain is to train more and meditate on #5  57%
#13 I know cold weather gear is for cold weather only  38%
#14 I know that the minimum acceptable kit is the all in one rolled up  43%
#15 I know that all distances (except the championship course and henley) are in metric  62%
#16 I know to respect the boat  62%
#17 I know that Socks should be Gold (or colours)  71%
#18 I know that shaving on the morning of a race saps my virility  19%
#19 I know that washing or changing my kit between days of bumps saps my energy  38%
#20 I know that washing kit at other times is mandatory as a courtesy to those around me  43%
#21 I know that I will not row while listening to music  38%
#22 I know that lycra is for training and stash is for everyday wear, not the otherway round  43%
#23 I compete to win  57%
#24 I ignore everythign not in the boat  33%
#25 I will only mention an erg score if specifically asked, I do not routinely discuss erg scores  33%
#26 I know that erg scores =/= boat speed  48%
#27 I am calm before the race  33%
#28 I look after my equipment and ensure they are kept maintained  52%
#29 I know the outing starts on time  48%
#30 I know to be silent in the boat (or if a cox I know to not be silent for long periods)  38%
#31 I know there are no excuses, either you won or you weren't meditaing enough on #5  48%
#32 I know that Maggie are the red scum  76%
#33 I stomp  71%
#34 I know not to wear read (#32)  67%
#35 I know that Light pressure is acceptable only after races  57%
#36 I keep the erg clean  52%
#37 I keep the boathouse clean  52%
#38 I keep the training calls clean  24%
#39 I keep the website clean  29%
#40 I know gloves are not for rowing in  52%
#41 I do my ergs  52%
#42 I pay for lard  67%
Total: 21 members' votes
Are hugs continuous or discrete?
With valentines day just around the corner are hugs are discrete unit, such as a number of hugs? or are hugs a continuous variable, such as a period of hugs?
More hugs and less hugs  20%
More hugs and fewer hugs  53%
It doesn't matter but I want more hugs  27%
Total: 15 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Will you be training on Christmas Day (25th December)?
Does Christmas represent a set-back to your training plans? Or an additional holiday for training?
Yes, several sessions  9%
Yes, two sessions  0%
Yes, one session (hard)  18%
Yes, one session (light)  18%
Yes, one session (consumption)  0%
Yes, to avoid the family  0%
Yes, but what is Christmas?  0%
No, Christmas gets in the way  9%
No, family get in the way  9%
No, but what is Christmas?  0%
No, but what is training?  36%
Total: 11 members' votes
Should the website be rebranded?
Andy Pickard's long-promised BPBC website is yet to appear. Martin loved working on the website. Bufties post more, and more often, than current students. Race results from major races aren't uploaded. Technology has moved on. After a lifespan almost as long as a Chem Eng PhD, is it now time to relaunch this website as BPBC's site?
Yes  0%
No  67%
Let's make the Fairbairn Cup a wager on it  33%
Total: 18 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Staggered start
Further to the you perform better when you're losing but not by much thread, which do station do you prefer at Bedford Amateur Regatta?
Enclosure (c half length 'behind' on the start)  20%
Embankment (c half length 'up' on the start)  60%
Zoo Station  20%
Total: 5 members' votes   (6 comments...)
London 2012
Those with no Olympic tickets are gearing up for this Friday's second chance sales, while those with some are crunching the numbers from their credit card bills to work out what they've got ahead of the e-mail on Friday confirming the outcome. If you know, or have a good idea, vote now.
RO001  0%
RO002  7%
RO003  14%
RO004  7%
RO005  29%
RO006  29%
RO007  14%
RO008  7%
applied but got none  14%
Total: 14 members' votes
London 2012 rowing, I will be watching...
This should help those of you undecided as to what to get tickets for. Once you have applied just fill in an option, and hopefully others from FaT/BPBC will be there and join you. The codes supplied are for the different sessions, as found on the 2012 website.

http://www.tickets.london2012.com/browse/sport/8222?form=search&tab=oly&sport=8222&event=&venue=&fromDate=&toDate=&morning=1&afternoon=1&evening=1
RO001  0%
RO002  0%
RO003  0%
RO004  0%
RO005  100%
RO006  0%
RO007  0%
RO008  0%
Total: 3 members' votes   (1 comment...)
I'd rather be at ...
Oxford  30%
St John's  60%
Downing  10%
Total: 10 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Against which event(s) would you prefer to have the annual pub crawl clashing ?
There's rather a lot of other racing around the date of the boat race (26 March), and the crawl will have to clash with something else.
19 March - WeHoRR  58%
20 March - Hammersmith Head  50%
26 March - Kingston Head  25%
27 March - Henley Races  0%
02 April - HoRR  0%
03 April - Vets HoRR  25%
Total: 12 members' votes
Siege!
Imagine you have angered a group of antisocial youths while out on the river - for example, you have broken their fishing line and they demand retribution. They follow you to the boathouse, where you quickly jump inside and prepare yourself for their arrival.

The hoardes arrive, armed with bricks, stones, and possibly knives. You look around to see what you could use to defend the boathouse. What do you do?
Pick up a blade and charge.  0%
Run out holding a backstay in one hand, a clam in the other as a knuckleduster, and start swinging wildly.  13%
Launch a single scull at the gang.  0%
Stand on the balcony frisbeeing Fairbairns shields at them.  13%
Stand on the balcony pelting them with weights and Headship medals.  6%
Dismantle an erg, craft some form of rudimentary nunchucks, put on some jet-black full-body lycra and abseil down from the roof.  6%
Attempt to drown them by throwing Lard items into the river.  0%
Put on the women's cheese music erg CD on maximum volume.  25%
Give Coker a call.  38%
Total: 16 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Favourite Corner?
There are lots of gentle bends left out of the options, but all of these require more turn than an Australian spinner. Which one do you like best?
Little Bridge  0%
First Post  9%
Grassy  27%
Ditton  27%
The Kink  0%
Under the Railway Bridge  0%
Morley's Holt  0%
Chesterton  9%
Simoco  0%
Churchill BH  0%
Elizabeth Way  0%
The Karussell  27%
Total: 11 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Fairbairns Predictions
Which of the following will we win/will happen?
Fastest Men's Novice VIII  14%
Fastest Men's Second Novice VIII  14%
Fastest Women's Novice VIII  14%
Fastest Second Women's Novice VIII  7%
Fastest Men's Senior VIII  29%
Fastest Men's Second Senior VIII  14%
Fastest Men's Invitational Senior VIII  79%
Fastest Women's Senior VIII  43%
Fastest Women's Second Senior VIII  7%
Fastest Women's Invitational Senior VIII  57%
Fastest Men's Senior IV  21%
Fastest Women's Senior IV  43%
Fastest Men's Invitational Senior IV  71%
Fastest Women's Invitational Senior IV  29%
Second Novice Men beat First Novice Men  21%
Second Novice Women beat First Novice Women  14%
BPBC M1 beat FaT M1  57%
BPBC M2 beat FaT M2  64%
BPBC W1 beat FaT W1  21%
BPBC M4+ beat FaT M4+  43%
Fastest BPBC W4+ beat Fastest FaT W4+  36%
FaT Novice Men beat any BPBC Men's VIII  14%
At least one crab in a novice crew  79%
At least one crab in a senior FaT crew  36%
At least one crab in a BPBC crew  43%
Sun  36%
Rain  36%
Snow  93%
Hail  43%
Fog  36%
Gales  50%
Wormhole action  50%
Total: 14 members' votes   (1 comment...)
What is the maximum sum of money you would be willing to spend on club Stripy Trousers (women included)?
The official 1st&3rd club dress comprises a pair of Stripy Trousers like the ones the Men's Captain swaps over with the incoming captain at the Mays dinner each year. It is a great shame that apart from the Men's Captain only a very few Bufties own a pair of Stripies these days and so it would be fantastic if we managed to produce a new batch of them. Previous attempts to do this have been hindered by large production costs (cloth needs to be made + trousers tailored).

This poll is aimed at finding out how many people would be interested in purchasing a pair of Stripy Trousers and at what price such that quotes can be obtained from manufacturers. For the ladies, there are ideas to introduce Stripy Skirts, so please place your vote too!

Options are indicated in Pounds Sterling.
150+  3%
125  3%
100  26%
75  23%
50  45%
Total: 31 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Where shall we go on training camp next year?
Every year, the men (and potentially the women) go somewhere exciting for pre-Lents training camp. We've had Nottingham, Seville and Chester in the last three years, all very special in their own way. So now where? State your (multiple) preferences!
Cambridge  13%
Dorney  26%
Nottingham  9%
Lake Victoria  17%
Chester  17%
Seville  43%
The Tideway  48%
The Amazon  13%
Wallingford  26%
Peteborough  17%
Across the Atlantic  17%
Ely  17%
Lake Titicaca  26%
Banyoles  13%
Total: 23 members' votes
How long will it be before Gonzalo breaks his vow of celibacy?
Gonzalo has explicitly stated that he is going to be celibate this term...how long will this last?
Gonzalo and celibate don't go together in the same sentence  67%
Less than a week  17%
1-2 weeks  0%
2-3 weeks  0%
3-4 weeks  0%
Up until a massive bender just before exams  6%
He'll succeed (anyone voting this option has accidentally pressed the wrong button)  11%
Total: 18 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Yes, but...
Having decided which party to vote for at an election, you discover that the selected candidate used to row for LMBC. What do you do?
Vote for another party: I could never support anything to do with LMBC  7%
Vote for another party: any LMBCite is going to be incompetent  7%
Vote for the same party: candidates' personal lives are irrelevant  0%
Vote for the same party: come on, we're talking about running the country here, there are limits to disliking LMBC  7%
Stand against them just to prove that anything they can do we can do better  80%
I always find out about the candidate before deciding how to vote, so this would not apply to me  0%
Total: 15 members' votes
If there was a General Election tomorrow, for whom would you vote?
BNP  0%
Conservative  26%
DUP  0%
Green  0%
Jury Team  0%
Liberal Democrat  42%
Labour  11%
Plaid Cymru  5%
RESPECT  0%
SDLP  0%
Sinn Fein  0%
SNP  0%
Trade Union & Socialist Coalition  5%
UKIP  0%
UUP  0%
Other  11%
Don't know/undecided  0%
Total: 19 members' votes   (1 comment...)
As per Julia's request, should the next FaTTBC vs BPBC multisport event be touch rugby?
Touch rugby is a superb game played by men and women together and, though not widely played here, is the largest participation sport in NZ. For those unfamiliar with the game check out this for a basic intro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvASxmfGVIM
yes  50%
no  50%
Total: 18 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Whither FaTTFC vs BPFC?
This year's 1st & 3rd vs Black Prince football match was less competitive than in previous years. This may be a consequence of BPBC having gained more recent graduates, leaving 1st & 3rd somewhat disadvantaged. How should the fixture be run in future years to keep it competitive?
No change  41%
Pick teams on the day, each being mixed FaT/BPBC  0%
Play (e.g.) strokeside vs bowside, again with mixed FaT/BPBC teams  6%
Organise a composite FaT/BPBC team to play, say, the College 2nd XI or another boat club's old boys  12%
Only run the fixture in years when there is particularly strong interest from FaT  0%
Have a 5-a-side tournament instead  0%
Play the game in Michaelmas term when more 1st years are likely to be involved  41%
Abandon the fixture  0%
Other (please suggest below)  0%
Total: 17 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Who will do best at the (W)HoRR?
Clearly there are different numbers of entries (400 in HoRR, 300 in WHoRR), but going purely on places, which result do you expect?
Women beat men by > 50 places  0%
Women beat men by 31-50 places  7%
Women beat men by 11-30 places  33%
10 or fewer places between them  7%
Men beat women by 11-30 places  13%
Men beat women by 31-50 places  0%
Men beat women by >50 places  0%
Both crews lose to JPD, Mahe and Ming in a Randan  40%
Total: 15 members' votes   (2 comments...)
How Many Headships?
The four men's crews currently hold their respective headships. How many will the club hold at the end of the week?
None  0%
One  0%
Two  0%
Three  0%
Four  6%
Five  89%
Six  6%
Total: 18 members' votes
Lent Bumps Net Gain
What will be the net gain for the six FaT crews racing this week? Rowing over head of the first division counts as +1. Voting closes Wednesday at 12 noon.
Worse than -4  5%
-4 to -1  5%
Level  5%
+1 to +4  21%
+5 to +8  11%
+9 to +12  37%
+13 to +16  16%
+17 to + 20  0%
Better than +20  0%
Total: 19 members' votes
Where will be the best place to watch the bumps from?
With just over 3 weeks until bumps, where do you hope to be keeping your eye on the racing from?
Head Station  0%
First Post Corner  0%
Grassy Corner  16%
The Plough pub  4%
Ditton Corner  0%
The Railings  0%
The Railway Bridge  0%
Morleys Holt  0%
Peter's Posts  0%
Top Finish  4%
Bicycle on the towpath  28%
The Coxes seat  4%
The Headship crew  28%
Over the radio from home  0%
Online @ www.firstandthird.org  16%
Total: 25 members' votes   (12 comments...)
Pembroke Regatta
At the time of writing, the BPBC entry for the Pembroke Regatta is JPD in his single scull. How will he do?
Competitive in M2 division  32%
Fall in after standard Long Reach regatta blade clash  21%
Tip an eight in after standard Long Reach regatta blade clash  63%
Disqualified  16%
Beat that random French crew that always turns up, but make no further progress  11%
Beat the crews from other College alumni clubs  32%
Win the Pembroke Regatta in his single scull  42%
Total: 19 members' votes
Which annoys you the most?
Fairburns  94%
Mitchell Cup  6%
Total: 16 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Most Significant Victory?
Which First and Third victory was the most significant in recent times?
1998 Lents (Men)  9%
1998 HORR (Novice)  0%
2000 Lents (Men)  6%
2007 Lents (Men)  0%
2007 Lents (Women)  17%
2007 Fairbairn's (Men)  6%
2008 Lents (Men)  0%
2008 Lents (Women)  0%
2008 Fairbairn's (Men)  0%
2008 Mays (Men)  43%
2009 Lents (Men)  0%
2009 HORR (Halladay)  11%
2009 Mays (Men)  3%
2009 Fairbairn's (Women)  3%
? Other (Please specify)  3%
Total: 35 members' votes   (4 comments...)
What form will Martin's midlife crisis take?
Martin Peck (the creator of this website) turned 40 on New Year's Day. Clearly a midlife crisis is shortly due, but what form will it take?
He'll buy a Harley Davidson  4%
He'll adopt a comb-over  4%
He'll trade his wife in for a younger model  4%
He'll buy an allotment  13%
He'll take up pipe smoking  4%
He'll take early retirement  0%
His speech will become hesitant  21%
He'll commission the manufacture of a tandem  50%
Total: 24 members' votes
New Year resolutions
Will you be giving things up, or taking things up?
Giving up  17%
Taking up  83%
Total: 12 members' votes
Are you an alcoholic?
As we are well aware due to the press many students drink far too much. Is this true of First and Third students?
How many of these would you answer yes to?


Have you ever felt you needed to cut down on your drinking?
Have people criticised your drinking?
Have you ever felt guilty about drinking?
Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
0 (none of these apply)  26%
 19%
 15%
 22%
4 (all of these apply)  19%
Total: 27 members' votes   (3 comments...)
How will Pedro's Atlantic attempt go?
Pedro is attempting to row across the Atlantic in a 6 man boat. What will happen on the trip?
They will complete the crossing  74%
They will get over halfway  26%
They will get a quarter of the way  22%
They will get three days out of port  22%
The trip will be long and uneventful  33%
The trip will take 40 days or less  7%
The trip will take between 41 and 45 days  19%
The trip will take between 46 and 50 days  19%
The trip will take between 51 and 60 days  11%
The trip will take between 61 and 70 days  15%
The crew will never be seen again  11%
The boat will be found drifting empty years later  26%
The boat will never be found  4%
They will fight off a pirate attack  26%
Pirates will attack and take the crew hostage  4%
They will get bored of rowing and become pirates  52%
They will run out of food  4%
They will run out of food and become cannibals  19%
They will run out of food and trade with friendly mermaids for more food  30%
They plan to use a motor when no-one is watching  33%
They have a sail  30%
They are actually very slow drug smugglers  44%
They will be turned away at Barbados and have to row all the way back  30%
The will be arrested in Barbados for trying to smuggle in illegal immigrants  15%
The world is actually flat and they will fall off the edge  44%
They will capsize  22%
They will see a shark  41%
A shark will attack the boat  11%
A shark will eat the whole crew  7%
They will see a kraken  30%
A kraken will eat the whole crew  19%
They will miss America and end up in New Zealand  48%
Total: 27 members' votes   (5 comments...)
In 1902, the Master of Trinity Hall died during the May Bumps and Trinity Hall did not wish to race for the last two nights. 1st Trinity were behind them and arranged to row past the Hall starting post the third night, and allow the Hall to row past the 1st TBC post the following night, thus enabling the Hall boat to retain its place on the river without racing. If a similar thing happened now, would you do the same?
Yes  75%
No  25%
Total: 20 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Should the photos in the gallery be bigger?
Simple. Are the pictures in the gallery too small?
Yes  65%
No  24%
Don't care  12%
Total: 17 members' votes   (12 comments...)
Delayed
In last week's poll, MC Peck was havin' trouble in da wife transportation area. What's the best solution to the fact that wifes/girlfriends always make you late for everything?
Family Railcard  0%
Tandem  10%
Larger car  5%
Telling her bumps starts two hours before it does  76%
Shopping vouchers  14%
Divorce  14%
Giving up altogether and accepting that your life is over. Settling down. Raising a family and ruining their lives by pushing them into first coxing, then rowing, & being faintly disappointed that they end up with a better bumps aggregate than you  29%
Men! Huh. Like you're any better  5%
Total: 21 members' votes
Top Glass
Team Clarkson  7%
Team Hammond  37%
Team May  41%
The Stig  15%
Total: 27 members' votes   (12 comments...)
What is the worst organised sporting event of recent times?
The 1993 Grand National (link 0%
West Indies vs England, 1st Test 1998 (link 0%
The 2002 University Fours (link 10%
The 2005 US Grand Prix (link 0%
West Indies vs England, 2nd Test 2009 (link 14%
The 2009 Pembroke Regatta  76%
Total: 21 members' votes   (2 comments...)
If JDT were to stand for Women's boatclub captain, would you vote for him?
After hearing some of JDT's main thoughts on the subject, RTT suggested he should stand.
Yes  54%
No  38%
Depends on his policies  8%
Total: 26 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Lents Bop in the Union
There's going to be a combined bop for JCBC, LMBC, and 1&3TBC...
Tragedy  33%
It's a sin  24%
Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)  14%
I predict a riot  71%
We didn't start the fire  48%
You get what you give  10%
Everbody wants to rule the world  19%
Take on me  19%
Who let the dogs out  43%
Maggie may  19%
Jesus he knows me  0%
Three lions  38%
Dizzy  19%
Total: 21 members' votes   (1 comment...)
What should be the next event to be added to the FaT vs. BPBC calendar?
So far we have rowing, football, golf and cricket as established fixtures. What should we add next (I think all of these have been mentioned at some point)?
Rugby  0%
Triathlon  14%
Karting  21%
Paintball  32%
Fell Running  14%
Guitar Hero / Rock Band  4%
Bridge  4%
Curling  0%
Aerial Dogfighting  11%
Total: 28 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Is women's emancipation a good idea?
Yes  0%
No  100%
Yes  0%
Total: 9 members' votes   (4 comments...)
What do FaT members miss most about the club during the holidays?
Most undergraduates leave for the holidays, leaving those who do stay deserted -- so everyone misses out in some way. What do members miss the most?
Banter  78%
Erging  17%
Rowing  74%
Pasta  43%
Lard  48%
Circuits  26%
Lock runs  17%
Coker  17%
Total: 23 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Dark days for BPBC
For the third time in four years, the novices have beaten BPBC II in the Fairbairn Cup. However, a look through the archives demonstrates that there are plenty of sub-prime BPBC results. But which of these events ranks as BPBC's poorest performance?
Coming last in the HRR Qualifiers (?2002)  5%
Equipment failure: Royal Canadian Henley, summer 2000  59%
Losing to Downing II: Fairbairn Cup 2000  9%
7 riggers & a Bathtub: Head of the River 2003  18%
Fried Dough and last-but-one twice: Head of the Charles 2005  0%
'Umitigated disaster': City Sprints 2007  9%
F & T Novices 3, BPBC II 4: Fairbairn Cup 2001 - 2008  0%
Total: 22 members' votes   (12 comments...)
Will FaT NM1 beat M2 in senior Fairbairns this year?
Yes, by a long way  10%
Yes, narrowly  29%
No  61%
Total: 31 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Who will be the next President of the USA?
Hillary Clinton  22%
Sarah Palin  17%
A proper African-American  0%
Arnold Schwarzenegger  61%
Total: 18 members' votes
Who will be the next President of the USA?
McCain  3%
Obama  59%
Osama  11%
John W. Earl  27%
Total: 37 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Marmite
I love it  29%
I hate it  35%
I can take it or leave it  35%
Total: 31 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Who is the greatest Olympian of modern times?
Michael Phelps's achievements in Beijing have reignited the argument as to who is the greatest Olympian. Who gets your vote? (Summer Olympics only, since 1896.)
SWIMMING: Mark Spitz - won 9 gold medals, including a (formerly) record 7 in 1972 (when many fewer were available than the 34 on offer in 2008), setting a world record in each  0%
Michael Phelps - has won a record 14 gold medals, including a record-breaking 8 in Beijing  6%
ATHLETICS: Paavo Nurmi - won 9 middle & long distance gold medals from 1920-28, plus 3 silver medals, and might have won more in 1932 had he been eligible to compete  11%
Jesse Owens - won 4 gold medals ((100m, 200m, long jump, sprint relay) in 1936 at 'Hitler's Olympics' in Berlin  6%
Emil Zatopek - won gold medals in 1952 at 5000m, 10000m and the marathon (which he only decided to run at the last minute), plus gold and silver in 1948  0%
Fanny Blankers-Koen - won 4 gold medals in 1948, and only the rules prevented her from competing in more events, such as the long and high jumps, for both of which she held the world record  0%
Al Oerter - won 4 gold medals in discus from 1956 to 1968 and is one of only three people to win an individual Olympic gold medal at four consecutive games  0%
Ed Moses - unbeaten from 1977 to 1987 in the 400m hurdles, and was (almost certainly) only denied three consecutive gold medals by the US boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics  0%
Daley Thompson - one of only two men ever to win two Olympic decathlons (1980 and 1984), setting a world record in the second  0%
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - won the heptathlon gold medal in 1988 and 1992 (and silver in 1984) and still holds the world record, and also won the long jump gold in 1988  0%
Carl Lewis - won 9 gold medals from 1984 to 1996, including 4 (100m, 200m, long jump, sprint relay) in 1984, and is one of only three people to win an individual Olympic gold medal at four consecutive games  6%
Jan Zelezny - one silver and 3 golds in the javelin from 1988 to 2000  0%
Michael Johnson - won 400m gold in 1996 and 2000 (only man ever to retain that title), and also won 200m gold in 1996, shattering the world record in 19.32 seconds  0%
ROWING: Steve Redgrave - won gold medals at each of 5 Olympics from 1984 to 2000, plus a bronze in 1984  33%
Matthew Pinsent - won gold medals at each of 4 Olympics from 1992 to 2004, and never lost an Olympic race  6%
Elisabeta Lipa - won gold medals at 5 Olympic Games in rowing between 1984 and 2004, plus silver and bronze in 1988 and silver in 1992  11%
OTHER: Paul Elvstrom (sailing) - the third man to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals (1948 to 1960), one in the Firefly class and three in the Finn class  0%
Aladar Gerevich (fencing: sabre) - won gold medals at a record 6 Olympics between 1932 and 1960 (7 total golds), the last aged 50, and holds the record for time between gold medals (28 years)  0%
Larissa Latynina (gymnastics) - only female athlete to have won 9 Olympic gold medals, between 1956 and 1964, and also won 5 silver and 4 bronze, making a record total of 18  0%
Nadia Elena Comaneci (gymnastics) - awarded the first ever 'perfect 10', then awarded 6 more en route to 4 gold medals in 1976, aged 14, and won another gold in 1980  0%
Birgit Fischer (kayaking) - won 8 gold medals at a record 6 different Olympics from 1980 to 2004 (missed the 1984 games because of the Eastern Bloc boycott), plus four silver medals, and holds the women's record for time between gold medals (24 years)  11%
Eric 'the eel' Moussambani (doggy-paddle) (video, in case you missed it 11%
Other (please comment below)  0%
Total: 18 members' votes
Will Great Britain (and Northern Ireland) finish ahead of Australia in the medal table at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?
The table is ranked by number of gold, then silvers, then bronze medals.
Yes  43%
No  57%
Total: 23 members' votes   (1 comment...)
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edyufgj  33%
Total: 3 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Oympic Grandstand
China is in a different timezone to the UK, so events will be largely through the night (including the swimming finals, moved to the morning to suit US tv. How will you get your fix?
I do not intend to watch any of the Olympics  0%
I shall hear about it on Radio 5  0%
I'll watch the prime time evening highlights  11%
I'll stay up for the bits I'm interested in  44%
I'm going to live on Chinese time for the duration  44%
Total: 9 members' votes   (2 comments...)
HRR
How far will FaT get at Henley, before being knocked out ?
Qualifiers  5%
Wednesday  41%
Thursday  14%
Saturday  0%
Sunday  0%
They'll win  36%
Friday  5%
Total: 22 members' votes   (7 comments...)
How should future headships be celebrated?
News from upriver suggests that boat burnings are not always safe. In these eco-aware times, what about the carbon footprint of a burnt boat? And the lack of wooden boats to burn?
Find a wooden boat, even if it means buying a skiff, and burn it  57%
Build a wooden boat and burn it  26%
Give an old boat to an underfunded school rowing club (cf Magdalen Oxford when they went head of Eights in 04, for the first time in decades)  17%
Give money to a FISA project to set up rowing in a small country (on condition that any boats bought are called Black Prince)  9%
Hold some sort of lantern festival with lanterns on boats floating along the backs, timed so that they launch mini fireworks displays as they go past the Wren  4%
Hold a ball on the Monday after bumps  48%
Make all boat club activity carbon neutral  13%
Total: 23 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Which Division 1 Positions Will Be Occupied By 1st & 3rd At The End Of The Week?
With 3 boats in their respective 1st divisions any position is possible, but where do we think they'll end up?
Head  90%
2nd  23%
3rd  3%
4th  0%
5th  10%
6th  37%
7th  0%
8th  0%
9th  7%
10th  20%
11th  37%
12th  23%
13th  3%
14th  0%
15th  0%
16th  0%
17th  0%
Total: 30 members' votes
Are there too many races on the Cam?
Much as we love the end of term blow outs, are there now so many events during the term that normal training is being hindered? Or should every outing be at firm pressure anyway?
Yes  26%
No  74%
Total: 19 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Which Convention is most dull?
Democratic Party  8%
Republican Party  8%
Star Trek  25%
Fairport  58%
Total: 12 members' votes
If there was a General Election tomorrow, who would you vote for?
British National Party  0%
Conservative Party  17%
Green Party  3%
Labour Party  7%
Liberal Democrats  21%
Scottish National Party  3%
UK Independence Party  0%
John Earl  48%
Total: 29 members' votes   (2 comments...)
What should be done to protest at the Olympics about the Chinese in Tibet?
Torch protesting has begun, but there are various suggestions about further demonstration. What do you think is appropriate?
Nothing, the Olympics are about sport and should be apolitical  24%
The torch protests make the point well enough  7%
Political leaders should boycott the games  62%
Athletes should boycott the games  3%
Everyone should buy Pepsi to send a consumerist message  3%
Total: 29 members' votes
Is this the best photo yet on the website?
This is the 8,040th photo uploaded onto the site. Is it the best?
Yes  14%
No  86%
Total: 29 members' votes   (1 comment...)
What's your favourite Blondie song?
They might not move a boat very fast, but they knocked out some awesome tunes. These are all on youtube.
X-Offender  0%
Denis  5%
Hanging on the Telephone  14%
Heart of Glass  14%
One Way or Another  14%
Dreaming  0%
Call Me  10%
Atomic  14%
Rapture  0%
Maria  24%
The Tide is High  5%
Total: 21 members' votes
Boat Race
Light Blues  30%
Dark Blues  15%
BPBC  55%
Total: 20 members' votes
Who should be in the Trinity BC football team?
11 men to beat the old boys. I've just taken the mubs list, feel free to suggest others.
Ahmadnia  19%
Braviner  24%
Carr  43%
Hill  14%
Chow  10%
Chung  29%
Coker  43%
Dehabadi  10%
Denby  24%
Dunleavy  33%
Fletcher  33%
Ford  14%
Garcia  19%
Garrod  48%
Gruessing  43%
Jane  52%
Kebschull  19%
Kiely  10%
Laffan  38%
Leadbetter  29%
Lewis  14%
Li  10%
Malmberg  29%
Masset  14%
Mertes  29%
O'Neill  10%
Ostrowski  10%
Preiss  38%
Richardson  10%
Routh  10%
Cunha  33%
Smith  19%
Stoneman  29%
Strawson  48%
Vial  24%
Total: 21 members' votes   (6 comments...)
The Big One redux
neither  3%
men  12%
women  6%
both  79%
Total: 33 members' votes
Who will get on?
The GoR is on Friday afternoon - choose 7 men's and 8 women's crews from the following.
Trinity Hall WII  5%
Pembroke WIII  32%
Christ's WII  50%
Downing WII  27%
CCAT WII  14%
Emmanuel WIII  18%
First & Third WIII  77%
LMBC WIII  41%
Jesus WIII  36%
Lucy Cavendish/Hughes Hall WII  23%
Magdalene WII  9%
Peterhouse WII  18%
Sidney Sussex WII  0%
King's WII  14%
Churchill WII  9%
Selwyn WIII  9%
LMBC WIV  18%
Magdalene WIII  0%
Sidney Sussex WIII  0%
Homerton WII  32%
Fitzwilliam WII  14%
St Edmund's WII  14%
Darwin WII  5%
Christ's MIII  23%
First & Third MV  68%
CCAT MII  36%
Homerton MII  45%
Pembroke MIII  45%
Girton MIII  9%
St Edmund's MII  14%
Darwin MII  0%
Sidney Sussex MIII  5%
Corpus MII  14%
Churchill MIV  9%
Magdalene MIV  5%
CCAT MIII  9%
Fitzwilliam MIII  14%
Jesus MIV  41%
Magdalene MIII  9%
First and Third MVI  41%
LMBC MV  41%
Pembroke MIV  23%
Hughes Hall MII  5%
Total: 22 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Most aesthetically pleasing setting for a regatta
Any lake in New Zealand in February  19%
The Ouse at Bedford in May  14%
The Wear at Durham in May  0%
The Tyne at Hexham in June  0%
The Cam at Plough Reach in June  29%
The Thames at Henley in July  19%
The Ouse at St Neots in July  0%
The Rotsee near Lucerne in July  10%
The Thames at Maidenhead in August  0%
Dover Harbour in August  0%
The NIA in Birmingham in November  10%
Total: 21 members' votes
Which is your favourite race to watch?
They all have their charms, whether you are looking for comedy, rivalry, tradition, international crews showing off, men in lycra or just the best pub located along the course. But which is your favourite?
Bumps - upper divisions  48%
Bumps - lower divisions  14%
The Boat Race  19%
The Henley boat races  0%
Henley Royal Regatta  19%
Henley Women's Regatta  0%
Total: 21 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Who in the mens squad needs a haircut the most?
Bryn  8%
Tom  23%
Dan  58%
Emma  12%
Total: 26 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Who's the shortest?
A poll with no purpose other than to get rid of the Christmas one.
Ming  60%
Peter Ford  17%
Laffan  23%
Total: 30 members' votes   (1 comment...)
How many times did you train on Christmas Day?
 63%
 30%
 7%
3+ (liar)  0%
Total: 27 members' votes   (1 comment...)
So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun...
Frankly this is no better than 'Daddy or Chips'...
Ho ho ho  60%
Humbug  40%
Total: 20 members' votes
What's your favourite mince pie?
I'm sure they're better if you make your own, but who has the time?
Tesco Deep Fill  21%
Tesco Finest  7%
Mr Kipling  0%
Sainsbury's Deep Fill  21%
Sainsbury's Taste The Difference  0%
M&S Classic  0%
Waitrose All Butter  14%
Duchy Originals  0%
Four'N Twenty  0%
Other - add below  36%
Total: 14 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Who will win BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
Joe Calzaghe  7%
Lewis Hamilton  33%
Ricky Hatton  0%
Andy Murray  0%
Christine Ohuruogu  0%
Paula Radcliffe  4%
Jason Robinson  0%
Justin Rose  0%
James Toseland  0%
Jonny Wilkinson  0%
Ming-Chee Chung  56%
Total: 27 members' votes   (1 comment...)
How should seating be organised at the Fairbairns Dinner?
By crew  0%
W1 with NM1, M1 with NW1 etc.  9%
W1 with M1, NW1 with NM1 etc.  2%
W1 with NW1, M1 with NM1 etc.  2%
Boy-girl-boy-girl...  2%
Fit-ugly-fit-ugly...  5%
Random selection (genuinely random)  0%
Random selection (rigged for carnage)  7%
Random selection (rigged for incest)  41%
Random selection (rigged for novice retention)  5%
Random selection (rigged for awkwardness)  2%
Alphabetically by surname  0%
By 2K time  14%
First come, first served  2%
Sec's discretion  9%
Total: 44 members' votes   (4 comments...)
What are your Fairbairns predictions?
FaT men to beat BPBC men  87%
BPBC men to beat FaT men  3%
FaT women to beat BPBC women  47%
BPBC women to beat FaT women  43%
a FaT novice crew to beat a FaT senior crew  20%
a FaT novice crew to beat a BPBC crew  13%
a BPBC member to require medical assistance  20%
a BPBC member to make the 'three-stroke practice outing' joke  63%
every BPBC member to make the 'I won Fairbairns in my single scull' joke  57%
someone to criticise Byrne's catch  67%
Coker to turn up too drunk to row  50%
Coker to turn up too sober to row  33%
JCBC to do better than expected  73%
Total: 30 members' votes   (7 comments...)
That's a negative Ghost rider, the pattern is full...
Apparently congestion in the mornings is getting worse (although we reached gridlock years ago). A 'leaked' CUCBC paper has suggested banning novices from the mornings, prompting some discussion. What to do?
Ban novices from early mornings  3%
Ban CULRC from early mornings  43%
Ban seniors from early mornings in November  29%
Ban rowing  9%
Allow limited senior outings in the dark  26%
Move novice races to the middle of Lent term  17%
Build a bigger river  74%
A quota system of early morning outings  14%
Build an air traffic control tower at Chesterton and require all boats to proceed under its control during outings  34%
Total: 35 members' votes   (6 comments...)
What happened to Granta in the Fours head?
The Granta coxless four finished last in the Fours Head in a time of 47 minutes (their event was won in just over 20 minutes). What happened?
Gate opened, blade lost  0%
Hit bridge  0%
Steering wires broke  0%
Hit debris  0%
Training plan called for technical pairs work  14%
Aliens  14%
Very localised counter-current tidal wave  4%
Thames whale  4%
Ran aground on Fulham flats  0%
They didn't 'use the stream! Stream one! Stream two!'  7%
Nothing - it was a good time for them  57%
Total: 28 members' votes   (13 comments...)
Favourite MLB team
With the World Series currently taking place, let's see which baseball franchise the Club supports. If you know nothing about baseball, select Other and then make up a name by taking the name of a US state or town and adding a word/words of your choice.
Atlanta Braves  0%
Florida Marlins  0%
New York Mets  0%
Philadelphia Phillies  5%
Washington Nationals  0%
Chicago Cubs  0%
Cincinnati Reds  0%
Houston Astros  5%
Milwaukee Brewers  0%
Pittsburgh Pirates  0%
St. Louis Cardinals  5%
Arizona Diamondbacks  0%
Boulder Creek Earls  16%
Colorado Rockies  0%
Los Angeles Dodgers  5%
San Diego Padres  0%
San Francisco Giants  0%
Baltimore Orioles  5%
Boston Red Sox  47%
New York Yankees  0%
Tampa Bay Devil Rays  0%
Toronto Blue Jays  0%
Chicago White Sox  0%
Cleveland Indians  0%
Detroit Tigers  0%
Kansas City Royals  0%
Minnesota Twins  0%
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  0%
Oakland Athletics  0%
Seattle Mariners  0%
Texas Rangers  0%
Other  11%
Total: 19 members' votes   (3 comments...)
What happened to Granta in the Fours head?
The Granta coxless four finished last in the Fours Head in a time of 47 minutes (their event was won in 20'08
Gate opened, blade lost 
Hit bridge 
Steering wires broke 
Hit debris 
Training plan called for technical pairs work 
Aliens 
Very localised counter-current tidal wave 
Thames whale 
Ran aground on Fulham flats 
Nothing - it was a actually a good time by their standards 
No votes were cast
Who will win the Rugby World Cup?
Argentina  5%
Australia  19%
Canada  0%
England  10%
Fiji  0%
France  0%
Georgia  0%
Ireland  0%
Italy  0%
Japan  0%
Namibia  0%
New Zealand  43%
Portugal  0%
Romania  0%
Samoa  0%
Scotland  5%
South Africa  5%
Tonga  0%
USA  5%
Wales  0%
FaTTRFC  10%
Total: 21 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Favourite pasta shape?
The burning crew pasta issue. It has been discussed before, but never voted on. For descriptions, see here - the list got quite excessive, but your favourite should be on there somewhere.
cavatelli  0%
conchiglie  0%
conchiglioni  0%
croxetti  0%
farfalle  4%
fiorentine  0%
fiorettini  0%
fusilli  24%
gemelli  0%
maltagliati  0%
orecchiette  0%
pipe  0%
radiatore  0%
rotelle  0%
rotini  0%
spirali  0%
trofie  0%
bucatini  0%
cannelloni  4%
ditalini  0%
elbow macaroni  0%
maccheroni  0%
manicotti  0%
mezze penne  0%
mostaccioli  0%
penne  24%
penne rigate  4%
rigatoni  0%
ziti  0%
spaghetti  8%
vermicelli  0%
capellini  0%
capelli d'angelo  0%
fettuccine  0%
lasagne  8%
linguine  8%
pappardelle  8%
tagliatelle  8%
alphabets  0%
couscous  0%
conchigliette  0%
ditali  0%
ditalini  0%
orzo  0%
pastina  0%
agnolotti  0%
cannelloni  0%
mandu  0%
manti  0%
panzarotti  0%
ravioli  0%
tortellini  0%
tortelloni  0%
gnocchi  0%
spatzle  0%
chicken and dumplin  0%
Total: 25 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Most important attribute in a novice?
Height  0%
Fitness  9%
Strength  3%
Keenness  42%
Coordination  30%
Lard appetite  6%
Ability to swim  6%
Ability to memorise crew lists from the 1800s  3%
Total: 33 members' votes   (8 comments...)
What is your favourite moment of the rugby world cup so far?
England dumping Australia out  81%
France dumping New Zealand out  19%
Neither of the above - I'm an Antipodean loser  0%
Total: 16 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Where did you learn to row?
At a club  0%
At school  3%
At Trinity (in my first year)  75%
At Trinity (not in my first year)  19%
At another university  0%
At a gym  3%
Total: 32 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Who will win the World Twenty20?
Time to forget about rugby and jump ship to a new sport. Who's going to win this one?
Australia  19%
Bangladesh  0%
England  6%
India  0%
Kenya  0%
New Zealand  13%
Pakistan  6%
Scotland  25%
South Africa  6%
Sri Lanka  6%
West Indies  6%
Zimbabwe  0%
Germany (in a bowl off)  13%
Total: 16 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Tim Henman
Britain's highest ranked tennis player for years has retired from the professional game. We've all grown up in the Henman era, so how do we rate him?
A great tennis player who was unlucky to have to play against unstoppable players  36%
A solid competitor who over-achieved  27%
Average and over-hyped  23%
A choker  14%
We should encourage him to do a Masters at Trinity and get him to row  55%
Total: 22 members' votes
Favourite aspect of the summer weather?
The rain  24%
The cold  53%
The fact that you're 12,000 miles away and in glorious sunshine  24%
Total: 17 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Who deserves to call themselves FaT/BPBC multisport champions?
1. Rowing - For the second year running, FaT M1, M2 and W1 all beat their BPBC counterparts.
2. Football - In the inaugural fixture, FaT win 2-1 after BPBC have an injury-time goal disallowed.
3. Golf - BPBC run out comfortable 7-2 winners, and also win the Womens' (sic) and Adaptive version.
4. Cricket - The fixture is rained off twice; BPBC seem to have the gods on their side and retain their title by default.

So two wins apiece, but are some worth more than others? Who wins overall?
FaT  48%
BPBC  33%
draw  19%
Total: 21 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Favourite British motorway
M1 (and M10, M45, M621)  0%
M2  0%
M3  0%
M4 (and M32, M48, M49)  14%
M5 (and M50)  7%
M6 (and M54, M55, M58, M61, M65)  10%
M6 Toll  28%
M8 (and M77, M80, M876, M898)  7%
M9  0%
M11  0%
M18 (and M180, M181)  0%
M20 (and M26)  3%
M23  3%
M25  7%
M27 (and M271, M275)  7%
M40 & M42  3%
M53  0%
M56  3%
M60 (and M66, M67)  0%
M62 (and M57, M602, M606)  3%
M69  3%
M74 (and M73)  0%
M90  0%
M96  0%
Total: 29 members' votes   (10 comments...)
Town bumps
It was relevant before the website went away...
I have a better record in town bumps than CUCBC bumps  5%
I have a worse record in town bumps than CUCBC bumps  30%
I have never raced town bumps but would like to for Black Prince  65%
Town bumps is just a poor quality version of CUCBC bumps  35%
Town bumps is a more polite version of CUCBC bumps  15%
Town what?  0%
Total: 20 members' votes   (6 comments...)
What do you look for in a boat club?
Many FaTties will be training away from the Cam over the summer, and there are also plenty of BPBCites rowing for different clubs who vote in these things. Anyway, what is the first thing you look for when hunting for a new boat club?
Top coaches  24%
Top oarsmen  6%
Shiny new boats  6%
Shiny new ergs  0%
Strong recent performances  12%
Glorious past  0%
Plentiful social events  12%
Capacious bar area  6%
Lard warehouse  35%
Total: 17 members' votes   (12 comments...)
Who will win the British Open this week? (Vote by Thurs a.m.)
The British Open Golf Championship takes place this week at Carnoustie, the venue of the last British win in a major (Paul Lawrie in 1999). Which of the sport's luminaries will lift the famous claret jug on Sunday afternoon?
Tiger Woods  19%
Phil Mickelson  10%
Ernie Els  10%
Jim Furyk  0%
Justin Rose  5%
Padraig Harrington  5%
Vijay Singh  0%
Adam Scott  0%
Colin Montgomerie  10%
Luke Donald  0%
Paul Casey  0%
Retief Goosen  10%
Sergio Garcia  10%
Angel Cabrera  0%
Geoff Ogilvy  0%
Henrik Stenson  0%
Ian Poulter  0%
K J Choi  0%
Lee Westwood  0%
Niclas Fasth  0%
Stuart Appleby  0%
Zach Johnson  0%
David Toms  0%
Steve Stricker  0%
Trevor Immelman  0%
Aaron Baddeley  0%
Jose Maria Olazabal  0%
Robert Allenby  0%
Rory Sabbatini  0%
Stephen Ames  0%
Sean O'Hair  0%
Scott Verplank  0%
Thomas Bjorn  5%
Chris DiMarco  0%
Darren Clarke  0%
David Howell  0%
Justin Leonard  0%
Davis Love III  0%
Miguel-Angel Jimenez  0%
John Daly  0%
Michael Campbell  5%
Paul McGinley  0%
Paul Lawrie  0%
Tom Lehman  0%
Mark Calcavecchia  0%
Ben Curtis  0%
Mark O'Meara  0%
Nick Faldo  10%
Sandy Lyle  0%
Tony Jacklin  5%
Other (please post below)  0%
Total: 21 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Favourite rowing-related island
Chiswick Eyot (Chiswick)  10%
Oliver's Island (Kew)  0%
Eel Pie Island (Twickenham)  0%
Trowlock Island (Teddington)  3%
Raven's Ait (Kingston)  21%
Garrick's Eyot (Molesey)  0%
Hamhaugh Island (Shepperton)  0%
Queen's Eyot (Eton)  7%
Temple Island (Henley)  41%
Antigua  17%
Total: 29 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Favourite 2-digit ''A'' road
Everyone loves a retarded poll
A10 London to King's Lynn (known as the Great Cambridge Road or the Old North Road)  4%
A11 London to Norwich  0%
A12 London to Great Yarmouth  0%
A13 London to Shoeburyness  0%
A14 M1/M6 Catthorpe junction near Rugby to Felixstowe (Originally Royston to Huntingdon)  8%
A15 Peterborough to Hull  0%
A16 Stamford to Grimsby  0%
A17 Newark to King's Lynn  0%
A18 Doncaster to Ludborough  0%
A19 Doncaster to Seaton Burn  0%
A20 London to Dover  0%
A21 London to Hastings  0%
A22 London to Eastbourne  4%
A23 London to Brighton  0%
A24 London to Worthing  4%
A25 Wrotham Heath to Guildford  0%
A26 Maidstone to Newhaven  0%
A27 Pevensey to Whiteparish  8%
A28 Margate to Hastings  0%
A29 Beare Green to Bognor Regis  0%
A30 London to Land's End  4%
A31 Guildford to Bere Regis  0%
A32 Alton to Gosport  0%
A33 Southampton to Reading  4%
A34 Winchester to Salford  0%
A35 Southampton to Honiton  0%
A36 Southampton to Bath  0%
A37 Dorchester to Bristol  0%
A38 Bodmin to Mansfield  4%
A39 Bath to Falmouth  0%
A40 London to Fishguard  0%
A41 London to Birkenhead  0%
A42 Appleby Magna (M42) to Kegworth(M1) (Originally Reading to Birmingham: taken over by A34)  0%
A43 Cherwell Valley to Stamford (formerly Oxford to Market Deeping)  0%
A44 Oxford to Aberystwyth  0%
A45 Birmingham to Thrapston (Originally to Felixstowe, but eastern section taken over by A14)  4%
A46 Bath to Cleethorpes  0%
A47 Birmingham to Great Yarmouth  0%
A48 Highnam to Carmarthen  0%
A49 Ross-on-Wye to Bamber Bridge near Preston  0%
A50 Leicester to M1 Junction 22 and Kegworth (M1 Junction 24) to Warrington (formerly Northampton to Warrington)  0%
A51 Kingsbury to Chester  0%
A52 Newcastle-under-Lyme to Mablethorpe  4%
A53 Shrewsbury to Buxton  0%
A54 Chester to Buxton  0%
A55 Holyhead to Chester (The North Wales Expressway)  0%
A56 Chester to Broughton (A59)  0%
A57 Liverpool to Lincoln  4%
A58 Prescot to Wetherby  0%
A59 Liverpool to York  0%
A60 Loughborough to Doncaster  0%
A61 Derby to Thirsk  0%
A62 Manchester to Leeds  0%
A63 Leeds to Hull  0%
A64 Leeds to Scarborough  4%
A65 Leeds to Kendal  0%
A66 Workington to Grangetown  13%
A67 Bowes (A66) to Crathorne (A19)  0%
A68 Darlington to Edinburgh  0%
A69 Carlisle to Blaydon  0%
A70 Edinburgh to Ayr  0%
A71 Edinburgh to Irvine  0%
A72 Galashiels to Hamilton  0%
A73 Abington to Cumbernauld  0%
A74 Carlisle to Glasgow  0%
A75 Gretna to Stranraer  4%
A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock  4%
A77 Glasgow to Portpatrick  0%
A78 Prestwick to Greenock  0%
A79 Prestwick to Doonholm  0%
A80 Glasgow to Bonnybridge  0%
A81 Glasgow to Callander  4%
A82 Glasgow to Inverness  4%
A83 Campbeltown to Tarbet  4%
A84 Stirling to Lochearnhead  4%
A85 Oban to Dundee  0%
A86 Spean Bridge to Kingussie  0%
A87 Invergarry to Uig  4%
A88 Larbert to Stenhousemuir (Originally what is now the A9 past Inverness: this explains the rarity of A9xxx numbers in the Highlands)  0%
A89 Newbridge to Glasgow  0%
A90 Edinburgh to Fraserburgh  0%
A91 Bannockburn to St Andrews  0%
A92 Dunfermline to Stonehaven  0%
A93 Perth to Aberdeen  0%
Total: 24 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Who have you done?
Boat Club ≡ Incest
Jane Allison  4%
Tom Andrews  4%
Narelle Baker  4%
Charley Bates  4%
Ulrike Bauer  4%
Adam Blacklay  4%
Jonathan Blazek  0%
Harriet Booker  4%
Abigail Breary  4%
Richard Bullock  70%
Lorry Carr  4%
Charles Chapin  0%
Ji-Jian Chow  0%
Ming Chung  0%
Tom Coker  0%
Rachel Croft  4%
Adam Csenki  0%
Damilola Dauda  4%
Jon Davies  9%
Will Dean  0%
Chris Dunleavy  0%
Richard Fletcher  0%
Abigail Fox  4%
Rachel Frigot  4%
Bryn Garrod  4%
Julijana Gjorgjieva  4%
Stu Gooch  0%
Joanna Heath  9%
Nicola Henshall  13%
Amy Hewer  13%
Sarah Hickey  4%
Liz Hill  4%
Dominic Hockley  4%
Phil Horler  0%
Hannah Jackson  9%
Dan Jane  4%
Magnus Jones  4%
John Kiely  4%
Konstantin Kisil  0%
Will Laffan  9%
Emma Leadbetter  9%
Andrew Lewis  9%
Sam Lings  9%
Sorcha McGinn  9%
Tristan Melen  0%
Christian Mertes  0%
Thomas O'Neill  0%
Kristina Ooi  9%
Igor Ostrowski  9%
Sebastian Pancratz  17%
Robert Patterson  9%
Sarah Pitt  9%
Lynsey Porter  17%
Philipp Preiss  0%
Helen Ralston  4%
Fran Rawlins  9%
Pedro Salgard-Cunha  4%
Matthew Sargeant  4%
Emma Smith  4%
Sarah Stoneman  4%
James Strawson  4%
Andrew Sugden  13%
Julia Summers  4%
Alex Sye  4%
Erica Thompson  4%
Corinne Vannatta  4%
Lilie Weaver  4%
P-J White  0%
Henry Wood  4%
Martin Yarr  4%
Sam Zhang  4%
Total: 23 members' votes   (12 comments...)
We row in order to...
...win  79%
...have fun  21%
Total: 39 members' votes   (40 comments...)
Bumps Predictions
Yea yea yea, we all love BumpIt, but it seems to be lacking some options. Which of the following is likely to happen at some point during bumps week (up to and including post-bop carnage)
Blades: M1  39%
Blades: M2  30%
Blades: M3  30%
Blades: M4  23%
Blades: M5  20%
Blades: W1  64%
Blades: W2  80%
Blades: W3  18%
All FaT boats to spoon  7%
Holes to appear in all Jesus' boats - FaT to retain Michell cup  34%
FaT to bump Caius  59%
Caius to bump FaT  5%
LMBC to be too red  77%
FaT buftys to outnumber everyone else on the river (including rowers)  61%
FaT to form a secret cartel to fix the BumpIt results  16%
NT to drive at >100mph with no brakes from York, every day to try and make the gun  61%
FaTAMS epidemic to occur  5%
JPD, NT, RTT, JWE etc to injure themselves in comic fashion on the towpath  55%
Iain to run down Ian T and break his arm  11%
Ian T to run down Iain and break his leg  7%
Coker to turn up drunk to one or more races  43%
Any member of FaT to be fined for 'foul and abusive behaviour/language'  64%
Coker to be fined for 'foul and abusive behaviour/language'  45%
LW to crash TR2  30%
LW to miss men's division, ABL to cox M2 (not going to happen :P)  18%
Incest chart to be in need of updating  84%
Buftys to (try and) seduce 'innocent' younger FaTers  73%
BCD to result in being banned  16%
BCD speeches to be short, succinct and to the point  2%
BCD speeches to be short, succinct and to the point (in the minds of the speakers)  77%
Total: 44 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Who should trial lightweights next year?
Andrew Lewis  38%
Will Laffan  44%
Richard Fletcher  44%
Martin Yarr  18%
John Kiely  28%
Philipp Preiss  41%
Lorry Carr  28%
Sam Lings  21%
Mohammad Dehabadi  18%
Tom O'Neill  23%
Seb Pancratz  44%
Christian Mertes  21%
Adam Blacklay  21%
James Strawson  23%
Tom Coker  26%
Hannah Jackson  15%
Fran Rawlins  59%
Julia Summers  51%
Rachel Croft  18%
Joanna Heath  18%
Amy Hewer  15%
Lilie Weaver  49%
Toby Garnett  38%
Total: 39 members' votes   (17 comments...)
Who will be next year's Men's Captain?
Because we know its just a popularity contest anyway ;)
Tom ''El Presidente'' Coker  3%
Ming ''The Merciless'' Chung  41%
Sebastian ''I Only Scull'' Pancratz  3%
Will ''Shortest Headship Winner'' Laffan  3%
Emma ''Brian Is So Awesome'' Leadbetter  12%
Pedro ''How Can I Copy Erica After She's Gone'' Cunha  3%
Bryn ''Will Only Coach Novice Girls'' Garrod  18%
Martin ''Must Do Bigger Weights'' Yarr  3%
Chris ''Doing a PhD to Row'' Dunleavy  9%
Lorry ''Can't Look Forward'' Carr  0%
Adam ''Very Ordinary'' Blacklay  6%
Total: 34 members' votes
How to tan?
The second most important thing about Mays rowing (after bumps)... bronzing.
Stay completely covered at all times to avoid any chance of a tan (see A. Lea-Cox)  15%
Wear an all-in-one and get strap marks (see people too busy rowing to care about looks)  48%
Wear only one strap and then switch at the lock to avoid too much of a strap mark whilst still being able to row well (see T. Coker)  6%
Push both straps down to avoid strap marks and (if female) hope it holds and (if male) hope it doesn't (see Women's hour)  12%
Go topless and just take the fines for indecent exposure on the chin (see the bank balance decrease)  18%
Total: 33 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Blue and gold bikinis?
It has been suggested that the new women's Mays kit should be blue and gold bikinis. Less (/fewer?) tan lines, and proof, if needed, that we are (all) female. Aye or Nay?
Yes please!  63%
No thanks!  37%
Total: 43 members' votes   (2 comments...)

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