ASTORIA, Ore. -- U.S. Coast Guard officials reports a whale damaged a sailboat near Astoria.
Portlander Ryan Barnes told USGS that the whale struck his father's 38-foot sailboat, the L'Orca.
A Coast Guard lifeboat from Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash. was able to help get the damaged boat back to port. The crew thinks it was a humpback whale and measured about 30-feet long.
USGS said the L'Orca and its crew were taking part in a race to Victoria, B.C. when the whale surfaced.
There were no reports of injuries.