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Hope Cove Lifeboat was requested by Falmouth Coastguard after a sailing dinghy was spotted "repeatedly capsizing".
The Hope Cove crew was called to launch at 1.32pm on Tuesday, 13 September.
A spokesperson for the lifeboat said: "We arrived on scene and with the help of Challaborough lifeguards, were directed towards the casualty vessel a mile offshore. "The casualty was recovered on board the lifeboat and towed the dinghy back to Burgh Island."
The crew also put out some safety tips:
"When on the water, always check the conditions and ensure the vessel is suitable and the crew are capable- Check the Tides- Check the Wind Strength - Check the Wind Direction- Take a Means of Calling for Help- Know Your Limits
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