Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark disappoint in world title defence
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark failed to make the final of the 470 World Championships in La Rochelle.
Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie of New Zealand won the event.
"The hardest part of this sport is dealing with the harder weeks. Bouncing back is what makes an athlete a great athlete," said Mills.
She added: "Every time we've had a tough week we've managed to do that and this will be no exception."
Cardiff-born Mills and her English crewmate Clark only returned to sailing a month before the World Championships after taking time out after the Olympics.
The pair are planning to compete for GB in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Royal Lymington Yacht Club pairing of Eilidh McIntyre and Sophie Weguelin were the best British crew, taking fifth place.