Challenger II

Virgin Atlantic Challenger II found and to return home

Sir Richard Branson’s famous record-breaking Virgin Atlantic Challenger II will be sailing back to the UK after a 20-year absence.

Dan Stevens, a merchant navy officer and master, discovered the vessel in a boatyard in Palma de Mallorca, where it has sat for more than seven years. He is flying out a crew within days to carry out a basic refit to make it seaworthy, and then intends to...