The 470 Junior World Championship begins today on the Lago di Bracciano, the drinking water reservoir of Rome, situated in the mountains behind the Italian Capital with usually a good thermal breeze around 12-15kn. 28 female teams from 11 nations adn 4 continents are enrolled with France, Italy and Israel as favorites. Missing are the Spanish team, normally among the best world-wide in the 470s. 52 male teams from 20 nations and 3 continents are on the entry list.Here all lists of participants. The event website.