Sport: Light of My Soul

For the third time in the history of the potent Astor tribe, a yacht named Nourmahal (Arabic for "Light of 'My Soul") cut the waters of New York Harbor. The new Nourmahal is the biggest and sleekest of them all—2,000 tons, 264 feet overall, twin-screw Diesel engines developing 3,200 horsepower, speed of 16 knots, all-steel hull. Skipper-owner Vincent Astor, Brother-in-law Prince Obolensky, several friends and crew of 45 had brought her from Kiel, Germany, where she had been built by the firm of Fried & Krupp from plans by Theodore E. Ferris, Manhattan naval architect. She had met some storms on...

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