Courses aimed more west than south produced leads in both classes of the Victoria-to-Maui International Yacht Race as of 4 p.m. HST on Monday.
In the racing class, Double Take moved to the front, roughly 1,924 nautical miles from the finish line off the Honokowai coast. Skipper Jim McLauchlan was slightly north of second-place Terremoto, but more than a full degree west.
Terremoto, skippered by Bill Weinstein, had led the racing class at 6 p.m. HST on Sunday, and was less than 1,955 nautical miles from the finish Monday afternoon.
Terremoto was the first boat to finish in the previous edition of the biennial race, with skipper Scott Burbank.
Double Take will concede six hours to Terremoto in corrected time.
The top entries in the slower cruising class - which left Bri-tish Columbia on Thursday, two days ahead of the racing-class fleet - retained the overall lead.
In front was skipper Mike Cormack's Ballymack, roughly 1,851 nautical miles from the finish - more than 58 nautical miles ahead of Radiance.
Radiance was the only boat to cross the 40th parallel, sailing more than a degree south of Ballymack, but skipper Mark Ward was also more than two degrees east of the leader.
Ballymack will receive corrected time from all the other entries, including 78 hours from Radiance.
A nautical mile is slightly more than 6,076 feet. The race requires sailing at least 2,308 nautical miles.
The leaders in the racing fleet will likely claim the overall lead today, and the first finishers are expected on approximately July 20.