Spain 2 maintained their overnight lead after day two of the World University Sailing Championship in Cherbourg.
Their crew recorded two more victories from four races held in French waters today.
They also notched up a third place finish but an on course side (OCS) penalty meant they failed to start their second outing on the water - receiving a last place finish.
This result has currently been discarded but it has left the leaders with no room for another slip-up.
Spain 2 currently have a total of 16.00 points.
Australia 2 have climbed up from third place to second after day two and would be in front if Spain's OCS stood.
They finished second twice, fourth and seventh and have 20.00 points.
A seventh place finish from yesterday is currently discarded.
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France 2, who were second overnight, have slipped to third.
They were second twice today and also sixth and eighth, with the latter result discarded.
This has left them on 21.00 points before day three tomorrow.
Five days of action are scheduled in all with Australia, South Korea, Italy, China, Singapore, The Netherlands, Austria, Japan, Spain and hosts France all taking part.
Ninety athletes are registered with the competition taking place in J80 boats which were allocated by a draw.
This is the first World University Championship held in the fleet racing format, rather than match racing.
Cherbourg boasts the world's largest artificial harbour.