Jean-Christophe Rolland will be re-elected World Rowing President tomorrow ©Getty Images

Jean-Christophe Rolland is poised to be re-elected World Rowing President as the governing body hosts its Ordinary Congress tomorrow.

The French official has led the organisation since 2014 and was re-elected unopposed in 2017.

Rolland was confirmed as the sole candidate for the position last month.

Vice-president Tricia Smith and treasurer Gerritjan Eggenkamp, respectively from Canada and The Netherlands, are also set for unopposed re-election.

The Congress will see the elections of three chairs of newly created commissions.

Guin Batten was nominated by Britain to the Coastal Rowing Commission, while the Netherlands has put forward Jacomine Ravensbergen to lead the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

Serbia’s Filip Ljubicic has been nominated by Serbia to chair the Indoor Rowing Commission.

The three candidates are unopposed for their prospective roles.

Rosie Mayglothling from Britain, Hungarian Eva Szanto and Patrick Rombaut of Belgium have all been proposed by the Council to be re-elected as the three Council members on the Executive Committee.

Reports on future World Rowing events and Olympic and Paralympic regattas will be given at the Congress ©Getty Images
Reports on future World Rowing events and Olympic and Paralympic regattas will be given at the Congress ©Getty Images

The Congress will see Rolland deliver his World Rowing President’s report, before updates from the vice-president, treasurer and executive director.

World Rowing will have a new executive director from the start of January.

Vincent Gaillard was appointed to the position last month, with the Swiss official due to take up the role at the start of 2021.

Gaillard is a former Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) chief executive, while he recently left the same role at European Professional Club Rugby.

Gaillard will succeed Matt Smith, who announced earlier this year that he would step down after 26 years in the post.

Agenda items include World Rowing’s financial statements and budget, attribution of future World Rowing Championships and reports on future World Rowing events and Olympic and Paralympic regattas.

Coastal rowing has been mooted as a potential addition for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board labelled efforts to introduce coastal rowing as "a solid proposal which will need to be considered for future Games".

Open-water coastal rowing could potentially replace lightweight rowing events.