6-8th July, 2017


Technical Handbook


Kaunas Lagoon Aquatory at Kaunas „Žalgiris Yacht Club“ sports base, R. Kalantos str. 124, LT-52332 Kaunas


Principle Race Officer – Mr. Rolandas Žentelis

Jury Chairman – Mr. Kastytis Sabas

Chief Secretary – Ms. Saulė Žentelytė

ICG TC – Mr. Gerhard Peinhaupt


The International Children’s Games will be governed by the following rules:

  • Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) of the World Sailing.
  • The Notice of Race, including amendments.
  • The Sailing Instructions (available at registration) and any amendments.
  • Current Class Rules of IODA
  • Current Class Rules of ILCA


The Regatta is designated Category C in accordance with the World Sailing Advertising Code. Competitors may be required to display the event sponsor’s name(s) and hull numbers. If required, the Organizing Authority will supply these items and they shall be affixed and/or worn as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions.

Competing Classes

The following classes will be competing in ICG games.

  • Optimist Class
  • Laser 4.7 Class


World Sailing Eligibility according to Appendix 2 is required for competitors.


Eligible  boats may enter  on  the  official  Entry Form,  which  shall  be  lodged,  with  the Organizing Authority or through the official form on the web  site: The  pre-entry  form  shall  be  received  at  the  entry  address  no  later  than 1st December, 2016. The fully completed entry from shall be received at the entry address no later than 1st April, 2017.

Entry Confirmation

  • Not more than 10 countries in each class
  • A maximum of 20 sailors (10 boys and 10 girls) are expected at each class competition.
  • Each delegation should be composed of a coach and one optimist sailor (boy or girl) and one laser 4.7 sailor (boy or girl)

Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be made available on the event website. The Sailing Instructions will also be issued to each team and competitors on completion of registration.

Race Office

The race office is situated at the Kaunas „Žalgiris Yacht Club“ sports base, R. Kalantos str. 124, LT-52332 Kaunas, and will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 2 hours after the last protest of the day.

Boats and Equipment

  • The host city will provide boats for all participants in this event
  • There is no deposit needed to be paid with the registration.
  • Charter boats will be allocated by a drawing.
  • All boats are available with all the equipment nee

Racing Area

The racing area will be at Kaunas Lagoon Aquatory at Kaunas „Žalgiris Yacht Club“ sports base.

Courses to be Sailed

The courses to be sailed will be Trapezoid as described in the Sailing Instructions.


1.1      Optimist Class

  • In addition to IODA Class Rules 4.2(A) and (B), 4.3(A) and (B), each boat shall have on board a secured paddle and each competitor shall carry a whistle attached to his/her clothing or body.
  • Competitors not complying with this instruction will be attributed a penalty. Decision will take on by the jury.

1.2      Personal Buoyancy

  • All competitors shall bring their own personal buoyancy, which must be capable of being fastened at all times whilst afloat. Wet/dry suits do not constitute adequate personal buoyancy.
  • The Organizing Authority may control the buoyancy aids by the Measurement officer.


  • Each boat, where applicable, shall hold a valid measurement certificate.
  • For Optimist Class competitors are allowed to use only one hull, dagger board, rudder (with tiller and extension), mast, boom, sprit and sail during the Regatta. This equipment shall comply with Class Rules and will be submitted for inspection by the Measurement Committee.
  • All the Boats may carry national letters and sail numbers in contravention of the Class Rule
  • Substitution of the damaged equipment may be permitted, after approval has been given by the International Jury.

Scoring System

  • The scoring system for the regatta will be in accordance with RRS Appendix A. A total of 3 races are required to be completed to constitute a championsh
  • A first discard will be made after 4 races, and a second discard will be made after 8 completed race

National Jury

A National Jury will be appointed in accordance with RRS Appendix M and perform the duties listed in rule M2.3.


  • Any disputes will be resolved in compliance with RRS rules and the clauses included in the
  • ICG Sports Rules. Any disputes will be heard by the Protest Committee.


A First Aid Service will be available on site.

Full Medical Service will be available at the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Kauno klinikos). Address: Eivenių str. 2, LT-50009 Kaunas

In case of infectious decease, medical service will be provided at the Clinic of Infectious Deceases of Kaunas Clinical Hospital. Address: Baltijos str. 120, LT-47116 Kaunas.


Any disputes will be settled in compliance with IFJ rules and the clauses included in the ICG Sport Rules. Jury of Appeal consists of Head Referee, ICG Technical Commission member and Technical Director.

Support Boats

Support boats probable will be supplied for the duration of the regatta. As there are a limited number of boats, they will have to be shared amongst the coaches. There shall be no less than two coaches per boat.

Presentation of Medals

  • Separate sets of Medals to be awarded for both genders in both classes: Optimist and Laser 4,7
  • The following Medals will be awarded:

GOLD – for individual ranking first in the competition

SILVER – for individual ranking second in the competition

BRONZE – for individual ranking third in the competition

  • Athletes must wear their competition uniform or team tracksuit for the ceremony. Team coaches are requested to assist in ensuring athletes are readily available and correctly dressed.


Competitors must carry property and liability insurance covering all risks.


  • Participants compete entirely at their own risk and responsibility.
  • The Organizing Authority and any other party involved in the organization of the Regatta accepts no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss or claim, whether personal or material, incurred by or inflicted to the participants before, during, or after the Championsh


All athletes must show their accreditation cards with photos – without that card athlete cannot compete.

Disciplinary rules

  • The ICG Code of Conduct must be adhered to at all times. Athletes and coaches will be excluded from the Games for indecent behaviour, offence made through words and/ or actions, violent behaviour, and abusive language.
  • All the delegations have to comply with any instruction made by the venue staff.
  • Coaches are responsible for the well-being and behaviour of their athletes at all times.

Pre competition training

Training schedule will be posted on the website by 1st July, 2017.

Pre-competition training is foreseen on 5th July, 2017.

Technical Meeting

The technical meeting will be held at Athletes’ Campus (Central University Building, room No.423) on 5th July, 2017 at 8 a.m.

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