Going into today's final races, the top four boats, Fells/Cunningham, Guy Bancroft/Rhys Bancrofit (AUS), Jono Pank/Shuan Barber (GBR) and Matthew Searle/Richard Bell (GBR) were all in with a chance, the former two on equal 14 points, the latter two on 16 points.
Both races today were sailed in south to southwesterly winds of around 5-8 knots, on three-lap windward/leeward courses.
In Race 9, Ewan McLellan/Alex Matthews Beercan (GBR) scored a win, with Fells/Cunningham in second and Nils Joliffe/Jon Branch Ray Marine (GBR) third.
Race 10 results had Fells/Cunningham in first, Simon Nelson/Andy Ramus (GBR) in second and Pank/Barber in third.
Local hope, Guy 'Bangers' Bancroft did not finish the last day well, with sixth in Race 9 and a seventh placing in the final race.
These results gave Fells/Cunningham the World Championship with 17 points after two race drops, with Pank/Barber second on 22, and Bancroft/Bancroft had to be content with third on 24 points.
Having better finishes as the series went progressed, the Searle/Bell combination finished fourth with 25 points.
Bancroft had said from day one that Fells would be his major opposition, and he was right.
The English have won the past three World Championships, and whitewashed the Aussies again; Bancroft the best placed Aussie for this event.
Guy Richie/Lissa McMillan, from Woollahra S.C. in Sydney, was the next best-placed Australian team, finishing a creditable sixth with 50 points. McMillan has only been in the class for a year, and was thrilled with their result.
Overall Top Ten (After 10 Races/2 Discards)
|1||GBR||Tim Fells||David Cunningham||17|
|2||GBR||Jono Pank||Shaun Barber||22|
|3||AUS||Guy Bancroft||Rhys Bancroft||24|
|4||GBR||Matthew Searle||Richard Bell||25|
|5||GBR||Nils Jolliffe||Jon Branch||45|
|6||GBR||Simon Nelson||Andy Ramus||47|
|7||AUS||Richard Reynolds||Lissa Mcmillan||50|
|8||GBR||Ewan McLellan||Alex Matthews||54|
|9||AUS||Kristopher Plain||Michael Brian Plain||66|
|10||AUS||Abby Parkes||Sophie Hunt||70|