Gideon Kliger and Ehud Gal moved on Monday to within a whisker of the bronze medal in the sailing 470 Class World Championships in Rizhao, China.
The Israelis advanced two places for a second straight day and are currently fourth, tied on points with the third placed team.
Kliger and Gal finished Monday's races in fourth and seventh place and are well placed for the medal chase ahead of the competitions final stages.
The Israeli woman had a disappointing day in China with both teams dropping down the standings.
Nika Kornecki and Ravid Kanonich fell one place to 10th after finishing Monday's races in 6th and 20th.
Noa Botzer and Laia Trajtenberg plummeted 11 places to 19th after finishing in 27th and 17th on Monday.