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Which are your favourite regattas/heads in the May Term?
Choose your favourite four; nb this is just regattas during the summer term/up to HRR.
CUCBC Small boats  30%
Head of the Cam (when in summer)  0%
Notts City  20%
Oxford City bumps  10%
BUSA  5%
Bedford  35%
Summer Head2Head  5%
City Sprints  45%
Cambridge Champion 8s Head  0%
99s regatta  20%
Peterborough May (1000m)  10%
Peterborough May (500m)  5%
Docklands  5%
CUCBC May races  80%
HWR  20%
Marlow  10%
HRR  40%
Total: 20 members' votes
by Dan - Sun 11th Apr 2004, 9:32pm
Although I like the idea of this poll I think it is flawed. Some of us have far too little experience of mays races to be able to make a sensible choice of 4. Despite having rowed for college for both of the last two may terms, I have only ever raced in the Head of the Cam, City Sprints, Peterborough Sprints and May Bumps. So how can I make a reasoned decision?

I have therefore decided to screw up this poll from the beginning and only vote for one race. I suggest everyone else does likewise.
by Old Man - Sun 11th Apr 2004, 10:26pm
Can't say I've done particularly many of the available options, either.
by dw229 - Mon 12th Apr 2004, 8:45am
Well I've 'done' Henley Royal Regatta and enjoyed the Pimms thoroughly. The beer tent on the finish line at Bedford gets my vote too.

Notts City is just great because it's multi-lane and we don't do enough of that and it's also on my favourite course.
by Dubya - Mon 12th Apr 2004, 3:06pm
Old Man said: Can't say I've done particularly many of the available options, either.
Why do you call yourself "old man"?
by mjb - Mon 12th Apr 2004, 4:54pm
Dubya said: Why do you call yourself "old man"?
Because I just had another birthday go by and am feeling particularly ancient.
by very old man - Tue 13th Apr 2004, 12:17am
To make up for Din, I have voted for 7 options, all of them being regattas at which I have had success (and therefore enjoyed)
by don't like the wind, rain, hail, sleet etc. - Tue 13th Apr 2004, 1:24pm
Notts City... it's also on my favourite course....
what? how? are you mad?
by dw229 - Tue 13th Apr 2004, 2:06pm
Multi-lane is great and the clubhouse at Holme Pierrepoint has food, chairs and nice girls in lycra :)
by gf - Tue 13th Apr 2004, 2:08pm
dw229 said: Multi-lane is great and the clubhouse at Holme Pierrepoint has food, chairs and nice girls in lycra :)
lycra-covered food sounds disgusting, and lycra-covered chairs seem pointless...
by true romantic - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:21am
dw229 said: Multi-lane is great and the clubhouse at Holme Pierrepoint has food, chairs and nice girls in lycra :)
...where your chat up lines consist of "come here often? poor you", or "let me get out of these wet things"
by Dubya - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:55am
Perhaps the next poll should be ... "Which regattas/heads have you won pots in during May term? (blades count as pots but spoons dont)" as that would more accurately measure what this question is asking ;)
by RTT - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:59am
Or perhaps "Which is the best chat up line to use on a fit boatie you meet at a regatta?"
by dw229 - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 11:04am
I think this is a case where members suggestions are needed first, rather than a vote on someone elses.

So...chat up lines at a regatta...

"Nice lycra"
by sat - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 11:19am
Is that a rigger jigger in your lycra or are you just pleased to see me?
by RTT - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:15pm
May I stroke your pair?
by jpd - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:16pm
"Get your splash-top love, you've pulled."
by RTT - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:16pm
Is that a ladder in your leggings or a stairway to heaven?
by jpd - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:18pm
"It's getting dark; want to go sculling?"
by RTT - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:19pm
Do you believe in love at first sight or should I scull by again?
by jpd - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:19pm
"Hi, I row for Cambridge..."
by RTT - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:23pm
Our cox (sic) just weighed in at sixty kilos
by jpd is running out of ideas - Wed 14th Apr 2004, 9:29pm
"You sort out your back-end and I'll sort out my entry."
by True romantic - Thu 15th Apr 2004, 8:05am
When my boats a-rockin', don't come a-knocking...
by Being careful about the capitals - Thu 15th Apr 2004, 8:22am
"You don't sweat much for a fat bird"
by Simon, in Sydney - Fri 16th Apr 2004, 8:32am
Dubya said: as that would more accurately measure what this question is asking ;)
Yes and No... Remember, it's just as much about the beer tents as the taking part in bufty land.
by Dubya - Fri 16th Apr 2004, 10:26am
The beer tents are mostly rubbish though!
by dw229 - Fri 16th Apr 2004, 11:29am
Talking of which, how can I get my hands on some Steward's Enclosure tags for Henley this year? Dan H?

Am willing to pay if anyone is a member/knows a member and will buy a couple for me.

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