I was recently OCS in a race and was keen to get back to the start ASAP, so I tacked on to starboard (everyone had started on port for reasons I won't go in to). I made sure people around me had room to react to this, but someone coming up behind claimed that he had to tack away and that I wasn't allowed to do this as I "had no rights" after being OCS. I guess he was thinking of the situation where someone has done something wrong and has to do a penalty turn(s) and the rules specifically state that you must quickly get clear of other boats and then do the penalty without interfering with other boats. Does this apply when trying to get back to the start ? I was sure he could have gone through anyway and in fact I stalled the boat and called him through but he panicked and tacked on to starboard. What can you do when trying to get back (esp from the centre of the start line) other than luff up and wait for everyone to go past ?