An Associate Member may apply to the General Committee for conversion of their Associate Membership to an Ordinary Membership.  Such application for conversion may be accepted by the General Committee if it is satisfied that the Associate Member is an active participant in water sports or otherwise qualified for Ordinary Membership.  Qualifying sports shall include sailboats, power boats, leisure craft, canoes, wind surfing and diving.  Such conversion may be approved by the General Committee upon such terms, as it thinks fit.  An Ordinary Members is entitled to five votes, these votes are not transferable to their spouse or other third parties.