The World Rowing Federation, previously named FISA (from the French, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron) is the governing body of the sport of rowing. It is empowered by its 156 member National Rowing Federations.
World Rowing sets the rules and regulations for the practice of the sport, in all its forms including elite, para-rowing, coastal, masters and aspects of indoor rowing. World Rowing oversees sanctioned events and provides advice and expertise for the organisation of rowing regattas. The Federation also works on coaching education and other matters relating to the sport and its development.
The ITA is supporting World Rowing with the delivery of its anti-doping program since April 2021.
World Rowing currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: