A U-boat on the canals and a 'Blessing of the Waves' ceremony in this week's photos

This week in the world’s best boating photos, we take a trip to La La Land to see Californian holy men ‘Blessing the Waves’, catch sight of a German interloper on Britain’s inland waters and see how chinese boaters are pulling together to cope with the floods.

To see all these images head to our best boating photos gallery or check out our selection of last week’s best boating photos.