Manly's Naomi Flood and the Gold Coast's Bernadette Wallace have teamed up to win the women's K2 500 at Champion Lakes in Perth.
The pair have raced together intermittently in recent years, but are hoping today's win will get them a start in a world cup event and possibly in this year's World Championships.
Flood has won the past four K2 national titles, two of them with Wallace.
"I think together on the Gold Coast, we train together every day, and it's come together at the right time," Flood said.
"We definitely have lots to work on, but we've improved heaps so it's very promising."
"We're hoping from today's paddle that we kind of get a look in for the world cups this year. We're hoping the selectors will look at that."
Wallace hasn't raced overseas for several years, but is excited about the possibilities.
"As soon as I get that plane ticket in my hand I'm going to be so happy, I'll probably have to shed a little relief tear," Wallace said.
"This is what we kayak for, to race and be the best in the world. I'm so keen to get overseas."