RI Yacht Club Changes Men-Only Policy


A Rhode Island yacht club is making a historic change to its men-only policy, according to an article on Boston.com.

Westerly Yacht Club members voted Wednesday night to change the policy at the nearly century-old club and allow women as full members. It passed by a 79 percent margin, satisfying a two-thirds majority requirement as required by club bylaws.

In June, members voted to uphold the policy, but decided to reconsider after dealing with fallout from their decision.

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