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How will First and Third men do at the Eights Head?
Top 50  3%
51-100  0%
101-150  7%
151-200  48%
201-250  24%
251-300  7%
Best Cambridge College crew  7%
Top 5 Cambridge College crews  69%
Overtake more crews than overtake them  38%
Fail to make it to the start  10%
Sink  10%
Blade clash  66%
Beat BPBC  38%
Beat BPBC by 100 or more places  10%
Beat Dev Squad  7%
Correctly steer under the 2nd lamp post at Hammersmith Bridge  59%
Total: 29 members' votes   (27 comments...)
All things considered, the best venue for a training camp would be...
A sports resort in Spain with no boat in sight  3%
the Cam  3%
Ely  3%
the Thames at Kingston  3%
the Tideway  15%
Peterborough  3%
Dorney  0%
Docklands  0%
Dublin  6%
A lake in Southern Europe  47%
English Channel  3%
at home, in bed, sleeping  15%
Total: 34 members' votes   (15 comments...)
How will First and Third ladies do at the Women's Eights Head?
Top 50  3%
Top 100  12%
Top 150  61%
Top 200  27%
Best Cambridge College crew  3%
Top 5 Cambridge College crews  76%
Overtake more crews than overtake them  24%
Fail to make it to the start line (injury/illness/traffic in Putney/boat blown off trailer)  12%
Sink  6%
Blade clash  45%
Get under the 2nd lampost at Hammersmith Bridge  39%
Total: 33 members' votes   (10 comments...)
How will First and Third do in the bumps?
If you add together all participating crews...
Up 16 or more  0%
Up 12 - 15  3%
Up 8 - 11  18%
Up 4 - 7  48%
Up 1 - 3  15%
level  6%
Down 1 - 3  0%
Down 4 - 7  3%
Down 8 -11  0%
Down 12 - 15  0%
Down 16 or more  6%
Total: 33 members' votes   (9 comments...)
How should we select crews?
Do ergs Float? Should we seat race? Is strength relevant? Or given the popularity of a previous poll, should democracy be allowed to flourish? You choose:
Seat Racing  22%
Pairs Matrix  22%
Sculling trial  5%
Bodyweight-adjusted 2k erg test  7%
absolute 2k erg test  2%
10m erg test  0%
Max Bench Press  2%
Democratic Web Poll  7%
Previous term's lard consumption  7%
Formal Hall pulling prowess  15%
By default because there are more available seats than rowers  7%
Fiat racing.  2%
Total: 41 members' votes   (28 comments...)
Iain Law
Select all that apply
is the webmaster  10%
is Welsh  10%
does a great job  87%
should set the riggers higher  26%
has coached me  68%
should coach us more  77%
keeps his ooooooutside hooooound aroooooound the blade  71%
banksteerers are for girls  23%
should come to the Lents dinner  74%
is not wearing any pants  32%
(mostly for the girls) is fit  39%
Who's Iain Law?!!  3%
Total: 31 members' votes   (5 comments...)
Should the Badger Song be in the bop ?
Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Mushroom Mushroom ...
Yes  14%
No  86%
Total: 22 members' votes   (18 comments...)
In which seat will John 'not rowing this term' Earl be in the Lent eight?
Bow  28%
Cox  72%
Ironic Four  0%
Total: 18 members' votes   (11 comments...)
What's the best bit about Lent term rowing?
It's cold  66%
It's wet  52%
Everyone's ill  48%
Some days it never really gets light  69%
It's windy  62%
Head of the Nene  52%
The river's in flood  59%
All your kit is always wet  55%
Bumps is before the end of term and the next fortnight's a bit of an anti-climax  38%
Total: 29 members' votes   (18 comments...)
What food would you like at Lents Dinner?
I thought i'd take a bit of member input to see what people want. Choose 1 soup, 1 main course (or vegetarian) and 1 dessert, please.
Roast Plum Tomato Soup  52%
Cullen Skink  16%
Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Soup  32%
Collops of Venison Loin - Wild Mushroom & Bacon Sauce  29%
Breast of Guinea-Fowl wrapped in Parma Ham with Noodles - Tomato & Garlic Sauce with Pesto  29%
Scotch Sirloin Steak - Bearnaise Sauce  35%
Baked Mediterranean Vegetable Pancake - Parmesan Sauce (V)  0%
Baked Gnocchi in a Cheese, Wild Mushroom & Sun-Blushed Tomato Sauce topped with Mozzarella Cheese (V)  3%
Red Wine, Artichoke, Fried Courgette & Chive Risotto (V)  3%
Chocolate Marquise - Orange Sauce  61%
Caramelised Dutch Apple Steamed Pudding - Chantilly Cream  29%
Pannacotta with Roast Plums in Brandy  6%
Total: 31 members' votes   (5 comments...)
I have never....
PLEASE CLICK IF YOU WOULD HAVE TO DRINK (IE IF YOU _HAVE_ DONE THE THING)
been swimming in the Cam  68%
worn a boat club thong  29%
been sculling  79%
been sculling inside the boathouse  18%
liked salad  82%
quiched  56%
eaten quiche  74%
slept atbh  32%
slept in St John's  21%
owned a rabbit which was not alive  6%
Total: 34 members' votes   (13 comments...)
Who would win a First and Third Committee version of Pop Idol?
Although I doubt Simon Cowell would approve...
Dan  4%
Aileen  0%
Andrew L-C  83%
Tom C  0%
Honey  0%
Chris  0%
David  0%
Abbie  0%
Alla  0%
Danae  0%
Jo  0%
Tom S  0%
Andrew F  4%
Rachel  9%
Matt  0%
Iain E  0%
Total: 23 members' votes   (11 comments...)
Which new features would you most like to see on the website?
We all love our website, but what would make it better and get that all important hit-count up?
Expanded technique guide with video clips  47%
Online games  26%
Java mobile phone downloads (e.g. rate watch)  26%
Rowing-based trading game (cf Bumpsdaq)  44%
Updatable incest chart  65%
Kit ordering  59%
More rower career stats/comparison  38%
Nice photos of the committee  15%
Total: 34 members' votes   (10 comments...)
Which pairing will be the scandal at this term's BCD/Bop?
Carnage as usual, but who will hit it off?
Rupert + Little Jenners  29%
Henners + one of his 'targets'  24%
Danae + Tom + Alla + Eton Boy  57%
Matt Byrne + novice  14%
Rachel + LMBC  24%
Zoe + Phil  5%
Stone + Miss Johnson  14%
Claire + a coach  5%
Total: 21 members' votes   (33 comments...)
Which FaT/BPBC boat will complete the Fairbairns course in the shortest time?
BPBC 1st VIII (crew unknown)  49%
BPBC 2nd VIII (crew unknown)  2%
FaT Fairbairn VIII (Thorne, Holland, Chamberlain et al.)  11%
FaT Low Commitment VIII (Grundy, Peacock, Lea-Cox et al.)  13%
FaT Grad VIII (Copland, Cuthbert, Miller et al.)  15%
FaT Gents VIII (Bullock, Dunleavy, Minch-Dixon et al.)  0%
FaT Women's Fairbairn IV (Powell, Russell, Dennis, Sampson, Lee) [+1 min as shorter course]  11%
Total: 47 members' votes   (39 comments...)
After their win at Queens' Ergs, how will the Novice Women fare in Clare Novices ?
The 1st Novice Women won Queens' Ergs by over half a minute. But will that translate into rowing ability on the water? Will the age-old proverb
Winners  76%
Finalists  17%
Semi-Finalists  7%
Quarter-Finalists  0%
Knocked out before QF  0%
Click here if you think they'll have at least one crabbing incident  76%
Click here if you think they'll hit the bank at least once  38%
Click here if you think they'll get a DQ  3%
Total: 29 members' votes   (19 comments...)
Who should be in the Fairbairn VIII?
Everyone knows how difficult the captain's job is. We can make it easier for him by democratically selecting the Fairbairn VIII. You should pick 8 rowers and a cox (unless you have a radical new strategy). Bear in mind availibility and motivation issues.
Bullock  0%
Byrne  24%
Chamberlain  84%
Clouting  24%
Coker  49%
Colvin  35%
Dunleavy  5%
Holland  86%
Ingram  57%
Koryczan  14%
Lea-Cox  54%
Miller  8%
Milos  41%
Minch-Dixon  5%
Noble-Nesbitt  0%
Mycroft  32%
Peacock  49%
Sankey  16%
Silvey  27%
Thorne  65%
Walker  19%
Duan  16%
Earl  41%
Munro  30%
Wong  11%
Fisher  27%
Total: 37 members' votes   (54 comments...)
Which is the best track to listen to for maximum erging performance?
(and should therefore be in the bop)
Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)  50%
The Way (Divine Inspiration)  7%
Castles in the Sky (Ian van Dahl)  3%
Right Here, Right Now (Fatboy Slim)  20%
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)  20%
Hey Boy Hey Girl (Chemical Brothers)  0%
Gay Bar (Electric Six)  0%
Total: 30 members' votes   (22 comments...)
How long will it take the Goldie coxless 4 to overtake First and Third at the Fours' Head?
They're starting right behind...
They won't  19%
In a last gasp effort at the Black Buoy  4%
In the Harrods' wind shadow  4%
2nd lamp post at Hammersmith  4%
Chiswick Eyot  8%
Bandstand  27%
Before Barnes Bridge  23%
Within the first minute  12%
Within the first ten strokes  12%
Also click here if you think it'll involve a massive blade clash  77%
Total: 26 members' votes   (22 comments...)
Maggie...
are just another club to race on the river  9%
deserve our admiration and respect  6%
I'd rather be at Oxford than St John's!  20%
are despicable and worthless  9%
I would rather s*** in my own pants than row for Lady Margaret  51%
Who's Maggie?  6%
Total: 35 members' votes   (15 comments...)

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