Zara Phillips tussles with gold-medallist Amy Williams at Cowes Week and flooding in China devastates the landscape in this week's boating photos

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, Zara Phillips displays her boating talents at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, a great white shark causes panic in America and Indian sculptors prepare thousands of statues of the Hindu god Ganesh to be sacrificed to the sea.

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