Originally Posted by jonp
Once onboard both people could then either lift the windsurfer board onto the boat or tow into deeper water with less breaking waves to sort the board.
The best thing to of done would be call the local marine rescue group and just stand by if they need assistance. Having once been part of a volunteer rescue group we loved getting any calls to go out and help (made life more fun than rescue practice).
Any other ideas (it may help someone making the same mistake)?
I'm trying to remember the official recovery method, I think it is sail Across the bow, mast forward, with the surfer if able holding it ( sat on bow facing console?) , board along side in the water ( looks like he was on a short wave board, these are low buoyancy) or you de rig and roll sail up around mast and strap it to the board by the footstraps (harder with modern battened sails especially cam sails)