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Old 15 June 2013, 10:38   #1
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Virgin-Atlantic Challenger

How many people have been following the purchased of VAC from a yard in Spain and setting sail for the UK. All on FB https://www.facebook.com/virginatlan...ocation=stream

Virgin-Atlantic Challenger II is due into Plymouth tomorrow (Sunday) 1200-1400. Longroom have given them permission to exceed the 10 knot speed limit within Plymouth Sound!

Anyone going?

The updates and vids on FB have been fascinating
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Old 15 June 2013, 11:48   #2
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I've been following from the beginning its awesome the guy doing the posts on FB is a mate of mine, he actually brokered the sale .
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Old 15 June 2013, 12:03   #3
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I've been following as well, sounds like they've been having a whale of a time bringing her back

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Certainly been fantastic reading and interesting progress. Have to say that is one fuel bill I would not want. 24,000 litres for 1211 miles!!! 9.9l / mile per engine!!

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There's a 10 Knot speed limit in Plymouth Sound!!!???
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There's a 10 Knot speed limit in Plymouth Sound!!!???
I understand from their face book page they have been granted permission to break that and enter in style.

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It appears they are back and waiting to enter at speed
"Well race fans,we made it early and are hiding in plain sight about three miles out and the only thing keeping us out here is you guys,so hurry up!!!we re waiting..."
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It appears they are back and waiting to enter at speed
"Well race fans,we made it early and are hiding in plain sight about three miles out and the only thing keeping us out here is you guys,so hurry up!!!we re waiting..."
It's a shame they don't have more press coverage for what is the return of quite an iconic boat! Plus the trip they have just embarked on would have been a good write up.

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Lets hope the locals turn out and welcome her and team. Would be great to know what is planned now.
If this was a return locally I am sure we would have had charters to run in with her
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Lets hope the locals turn out and welcome her and team. Would be great to know what is planned now.
If this was a return locally I am sure we would have had charters to run in with her
I know she is going to have a complete re-fit but after that I don't know.

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