Everyone of course has their minds on much more important things right now, but even so, we've had a few people ask about Team Britannia, and wishing us well, so I thought I would let you know the latest - such as it is.
Excalibur is safe at her moorings on Hayling Island, although we are not allowed anywhere near her, as the boatyard is closed, and of course the act of driving there to visit would be deemed an unnecessary journey. But the boatyard staff are still there, keeping a watchful eye on her, and adjusting mooring lines as necessary.
As you might expect, sponsorship talks have been suspended, although our sponsorship team is still working, putting together plans to pick up the pieces as soon as possible. Just where those pieces come down, and indeed when they land, is of course entirely out of our control - we wouldn't even like to hazard a guess, but we do aim to be ready whenever that time comes.
Even this early into the crisis, many have remarked on the incredible improvement in air quality following the massive reduction in vehicle journeys. With last week's release of the government's policy document "Decarbonising Transport," we can see that ambitious plans are afoot to transform transport in order to meet our commitment to end Britain's contribution to climate change by 2050. We've always felt that Clean Fuel's potential to assist in that regard is considerable, which is why we are also pressing ahead with moves for it to gain wider acceptance. Again, these are things which can only happen once things are back to normal - whatever "normal" may turn out to be!
In the meantime, I thank you for your continued interest. Please stay safe everyone, and we'll see you on the other side!
Principal, Team Britannia