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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...)

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