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ABYC Standards & Membership Included With Westlawn Enrollment

August 15, 2003, Edgewater, MD: The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology announced that as one of the new benefits resulting from Westlawn’s affiliation with ABYC, all active Westlawn students will receive a one-year, student membership in ABYC, as well as a complete copy of the latest ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft on CD (the ‘ABYC Standards Manual’).

Students will be eligble to maintain their ABYC membership at a reduced rate for up to three additional years, as long as they are enrolled in Westlawn.

Dave Gerr, Westlawn Director says, “Not only is this a great financial benefit for Westlawn students, but this is part of the ongoing plan of upgrading Westlawn’s academic program.” “We are strongly encouraging the Westlawn students to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the ABYC standards, as they will now be incorporated in the core curriculum of Westlawn,” stated Gerr.

Westlawn students or ABYC members who have any questions can call Westlawn at (410) 956-7100.

Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is the only nationally accredited and state certified distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, Westlawn's primary function is to assure a continual source of highly skilled yacht designers to the industry. To learn more about Westlawn please call (410) 956-7100 or visit the Westlawn Web Site at www.westlawn.org.

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been developing, writing and updating the safety standards for boat building and repair in the United States for nearly 50 years. ABYC is actively involved with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as certification programs for marine technicians. These standards are available on CD-ROM and in printed form. Membership and general information can be requested by calling (410) 956-1050 or by visiting the ABYC Web Site at www.abycinc.org.