Yachting: No panic over disappointing world champs

Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech of New Zealand sail in the women's 49er FX class. Photo / Getty Images
Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech of New Zealand sail in the women's 49er FX class. Photo / Getty Images

Yachting New Zealand is refusing to push the panic button over some disappointment out of the recent world championships in Miami.

Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech led leading into the gold fleet before dropping back to finish eighth overall.

Yachting New Zealand high performance manager Jez Fanstone says they made some mistakes, but it's nothing to be too concerned about.

Fanstone says they would some different decisions next time but they'll learn and only get stronger.

The Nacra 17 duo of Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders finished 14th in Florida, having claimed top 10 finishes at the last three world championship regattas.

Fanstone says they'll have a debrief.

Meanwhile Fanstone has no concerns over Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's schedule, juggling America's Cup commitments with their 49er work leading into the Rio Olympics.

Burling and Tuke romped to victory in Miami - a fourth world championship win for the pair.

- Radio Sport

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