The dispute between Rowing New Zealand and leading coach Dick Tonks remains unresolved, leaving Olympic and world champion Mahe Drysdale coachless eight months out from the Rio Games.
Rowing New Zealand terminated Tonks' contract last week after he refused to stop coaching a Chinese crew while he was coaching Drysdale and the women's doubles scull of Zoe Stevenson and Eve McFarlane.
The parties had hoped a resolution would have been found by Wednesday, but the saga has dragged on.
A statement from Rowing New Zealand chief executive Simon Peterson said it intended having the situation resolved by the time the rowers resume training in the New Year.
Peterson wouldn't comment further.