Nick Copsey maintained his position in the top 10 after the penultimate round of the Sailjuice Series at Pitsford Resevoir, Northampton, last week.
The former St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association (SESCA) member competed against 150 boats, many featuring national and world champions.
Sailing in the double-handed fleet, Copsey and local crew Lewis Bowen had a fantastic first race and, despite having a smaller and slower boat than most of the fleet, managed to beat many of the faster vessels on the water.
On handicap, he ended the race in third place, just behind Fireball National champion Christian Birrell and just ahead of Steve Cockerill, winner of many national titles.
The second race proved much more difficult, with a building breeze resulting in many capsized boats and a broken mast, but Copsey and Bowen battled to 19th.
With only a couple of boats achieving any consistency, this was enough to give them fifth overall in the double-handed fleet.
With just one event to go in this prestigious series, Copsey is lying eighth.