While on a beam reach, or heading slightly upwind, let the board settle into a comfortable and steady plane. Unhook, get out of straps, and move forward on the board so both feet are in front of the foot straps. Make sure your body is centered over the board with your front foot pointing toward the nose. Bend your knees and throw the sail out and away from your body with just a little more emphasis on the backhand.
Keep your knees bent and centered over the board as the sail hovers over the water. Slightly pressure the back foot so the board heads upwind.
As the board heads upwind the sail will return to the vertical position so grab the mast or booms. Ideally you do not want to bend over to reach the sail but have it return to you.
Adjust, trim, and sail away.