Worthington, 58, a retired naval aviator, set a world hang-gliding altitude-gain record when he soared from 5,800 feet to 17,500 feet. He also holds world records for distance (95 miles), goal distance (95 miles) and out-and-return (47.4 miles).
Ron won the mile for 16- and 17-year-olds in the Junior Olympics at Lincoln, Neb. in 4:13.38. He also finished 22nd at the Junior Olympic cross-country meet in Shawnee Mission, Kans. to lead the San Diego T.C. to the team title.
Nathalie, 13, won the junior girls' slalom at the National Water Ski Championships in Detroit. She was also awarded the Ski Nautique Trophy for having the highest combined point total. Her brother Carl, 14, won the trophy in 1976 and 1977.
Jim, now 11, holds nine national AAU 10-and-under swimming records: the 100-yard and 100-meter breaststroke; 50-meter, 100-yard and 100-meter freestyle; 200-yard and 200-meter individual medley; and 200-yard and 200-meter freestyle.
December 25, 1978
Chiles, 36, is currently seven weeks into a five-year, 32,000-mile solo voyage around the world aboard a Drascombe Lugger, an 18', open-cockpit gaff-rigged ketch. Eighteen months ago he completed a 27,000-mile solo circumnavigation.
Galloway, 60, an insurance salesman, teamed with Charles Lass to win the doubles at the national 60-and-over hard-court tennis championships in Santa Barbara. He also reached the fourth round of the 45-and-over singles championship.