Making the news this week: the RNLI remembers its dead, the Somali coastguard on patrol, and Santa goes wakeboarding

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, we have a memorial for an RNLI tragedy, the opening ceremony of the East Asia Games, and the Somali coastguard on patrol.

To see all these images head to our gallery or view previous weeks’ best boating photos.