New Zealand's Olympic champion women's 470 sailors have dropped further down the leaderboard after the third race of the world championships in Argentina.

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have finished 13th in today's race to drop to 12th overall and are well off the lead.

Men's duo Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox continue to lead their fleet, despite being disqualified in their only race today.

"We ended up starting at the committee end of the line, and unfortunately were over," said Willcox.


"We felt like we sailed a good race, which was a positive, so hopefully we can just take forward the positives into tomorrow. Round the race course we were sailing really well, so happy with what we did on the water."

However, because the Kiwis can discard this result from their points score they remain in the overall lead, but are now under pressure to stay out of trouble, and produce more top results, to remain there.

Racing resumes again in Argentina tomorrow for day three of the world title deciding regatta.