Only if the victim has fallen overboard at a slow speed, or sitting still.
I was told to... If the victim falls overboard at high speed on the left side, steer to the right (propellor will face other way) if victim goes overboard on right, steer left, blast away, have someone point at the victim.
Go round and come up behind the victim( against tide or wind, whichever is stronger), slow right down and put into neutral and approach... as soon as someone has hold, kill engine, as soon as they loose sight of victim, kill engine.
Is this to RYA textbook standards?