Man over board recovery under sails

Weather you recover the victim under sail or under power does not matter. Your decision depends mainly on the situation and the resources available.
To recover under sail, proceed as follows:
1. Start the engine, sail away on reach to the apparent wind, to get sea room to maneuver;
2. Organize the crew to prepare for recovering the victim from the water;
3. Tack round and sail to a close reach;
4. Ease the sheets down and stop windward of the person in the water;
5. Make the recovery on the leeward side.