Two Dee rowers from rival clubs are on course to face each other in next year's Women's Boat Race after winning their Cambridge and Oxford trial races on the Thames in London.
Hannah Roberts took up rowing just three years ago at Chester's Grosvenor Rowing Club, and as Light Blues' president is aiming to turn the tide of recent Dark Blues' victories.
And Ruth Siddorn, who launched her career at Royal Chester Rowing Club, will be looking to stop her on board the Oxford boat.
Next March's 71st Women's Boat Race will share equal billing with the men's version for only the second time when the races are screened live around the world to a 100-million television audience, with the ladies' race only moving to the 4.25-mile Putney to Mortlake course from Henley this year.
Former Queen's School pupil Roberts, who comes from just over the border in Holt, is bidding to follow fellow Welsh rower, King's Chester product Tom James , by leading her crew to victory on the Thames. The double Olympic champion led Cambridge to men's Boat Race victory as president in 2007.
And the 21-year-old Light Blues women's president is determined to match him after making a flying start by helping her crew win the official trials race on the Tideway.
Rowing in the powerhouse five seat, Roberts' 'Twickenham' crew took the initiative from the off and had clear water by Hammersmith Bridge after seven minutes racing, where 'Tideway' hit a buoy, disrupting their rhythm.
The lead was two and a half lengths with just over a mile to race, and the result was never in doubt from Barnes Bridge, as the Welsh rower's crew powered away to win by 4L.
In the Dark Blues' trial race, Ruth Siddorn's 'Charybydis' crew trailed early on, but produced a superb second-half comeback to overhaul the 'Scylla' boat.