Kiwi rowers Mahe Drysdale and Robbie Manson are on course for a World Cup final showdown, with the duo both getting through to the regatta semi-finals in Lucerne.
On the opening day in Switzerland, both Drysdale and Manson stormed home in their heats, before getting through their respective quarter-finals.
Drysdale in particular shone, posting the quickest time in the heats, before a second place finish behind Czech Republic rival Ondrej Synek.
Manson on the other hand closed out his quarter-final with victory, seeing off competition from Lithuania's Mindaugas Griskonis with a time of 6:55.66.
The pair will compete in their semi-finals tonight.