RI Yacht Club Gets Flak for Denying Women Full Membership

Watch Hill Harbor, Westerly, RI. Wikipedia Photo
Watch Hill Harbor, Westerly, RI. Wikipedia Photo

The Westerly Yacht Club of Rhode Island recently found itself on the general public hot seat when it voted to deny full membership to women, which has been the nearly 100-year-old club’s standing policy. A recent vote to change that policy failed to reach a two-thirds majority. According to Boston.com, 207 men voted for the change and 171 men voted to maintain status quo.

Read more about the Westerly Yacht Club’s vote not to allow women full membership.