The Formula 18 worlds started this week in Balatonfured, Hungary.
Darren Bundock, back on a doublehanded boat with Jeroen van Leeuwen, dropped to second place after the third race, but is only one point from the lead.
The next best Australians are Jason Waterhouse and Josh McKnight in 9th, Andrew Landenberger and Martin Rusterholtz are in 24th.
Racing is scheduled to continue until Friday.
Visit the F18 Worlds Website.