RI Yacht Club Changes Men-Only Policy
July 14, 2016
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.