Making the news this week: the Northern Lights, Brad Pitt in Venice and a Dutch tall ship reenacts the voyage of HMS Beagle

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, we have Brad Pitt enjoying a Venice water taxi, a stunning shot of the Northern Lights and America and Switzerland battling it out in the America’s Cup.

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