Double Take had taken the overall lead in the 23rd annual Victoria-to-Maui International Yacht Race by 6 p.m. HST on Tuesday, moving within 1,676 nautical miles of the finish line off Honokowai.
Skipper Jim McLauchlan had covered roughly 249 nautical miles in 26 hours.
In second place was Terremoto, less than 1,739 nautical miles from the finish - a nautical mile is slightly more than 6,076 feet, and the race requires sailing at least 2,308 nautical miles.
Terremoto, skippered by Bill Weinstein, was slightly south of Double Take, but more than three degrees east. Terremoto was the first to finish in the last edition of the biennial race, with skipper Scott Burbank.
Kinetic, which won on corrected time two years ago, was third. Skipper David Sutcliffe was roughly 1,782 nautical miles from the finish.
Boats in the slower cruising class, which left British Columbia on Thursday, two days ahead of the faster racing-class yachts, had been in front every full day before Tuesday. Ballymack, with skipper Mark Ward, was the cruising class leader and in second place overall, with approximately 1,708 nautical miles to cover.
Double Take will concede six hours to Terremoto in corrected time, 57 hours to Kinetic and 182 hours to Ballymack.