Sport: To Spain

Atlantic, Azara, Elena, Guienerve, Zodiac. Pleasant names. They belong to big racing schooners. John Pierpont Morgan on board his own black yacht the Corsair watched them as they lolled pleasantly among darting little put-puts, just off Sandy Hook. For two-and-a-half hours they lolled and jockeyed now and then; finally along came a breath of breeze and the five big schooners moved toward Santander, Spain, 3,055 miles across the sea. They were racing for the King Alfonso cup.

Elena was the favorite. Guienerve was the largest. Atlantic had won the last ocean race in 1925. A radio from Elena said that she was...