CHRIS Grube has set sail for Olympic domination after more success on the world stage.
The Mickle Trafford sailor and partner Luke Patience took bronze at the World Under 22 Championships held in Travemunde on the German coast, and feels in fine form for the future.
Chris said: 'It was a pretty high standard and it was a big event so we are really pleased, but we could have easily won in Germany. The top three were battling it out and the places were changing the whole time - the points were really close.
'It was not up to the level of the senior fleet but was still competitive. There were world champions taking part so it shows us that we are on form and we are where we want to be.'
The event took place over a week in the 470 Olympic class, with the 121 competitors dividing into three and battling it out for a place in the medal race among the top ten on the final day.
The week eventually went to the Israelis, with the Croatian boat coming in a close second.
Since their winter training in Wey-mouth, the pair took part in a regatta in Miami and several events in Palma and the south of France, with some very stiff competition against some future Olympic competitors.
And with ambitions for Beijing in 2008, the latest success shows the pair are on course.
Chris - a former Upton High School pupil - is already a full-time sailor with the British Olympic sailing squad, and is currently training in Portugal.
The next step is the Junior Europeans, which are taking place this week. They will then get an early taste of Chinese waters when they head out for the senior World Championships.
Chris added: 'We're now gearing up for the world championships in China in September. In Germany we were aiming for a top-five finish so now we are aiming to be in the top three again. We just need to keep at it and keep doing what we're doing to get gold.'