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As grueling four-day event approaches, company's operations director takes helm of boat sporting Original Software logo off coast of Weymouth, UK.

George Wilson and daughter, Laura, will be waving the Application Quality Management banner at the RS500 World Championships 2011.

Original Software, a leading vendor in Application Quality Management (AQM) and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) solutions, today announced its participation in the RS500 World Championships 2011 sailing event which will be hosted by the 2012, British Olympic venue, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).

George Wilson, the company’s Operations director, will be sailing with teammate and daughter Laura Wilson, at tomorrow’s gruelling 4-day event alongside some of the world’s best sailing teams from France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden.

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Original Software's George Wilson and daughter Laura on their RS500 sailboat approach a race buoy off Weymouth, UK, during world championship race.
The location chosen by the WPNSA, offers the combination of good winds and a range of sailing water from sheltered to open sea. The unique low tidal range in the UK will add an extra challenge to the championships, which are set in the centre of the Jurassic Coast.

Excited about the upcoming race, Laura Wilson exclaimed: "I am really happy to be sailing in tomorrow’s race and representing Original Software. It’s going to be a brilliant day and my father and I make such a great team. Teamwork is really important on the water–you need to be able to communicate effectively in order to work together."

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George and Laura set to launch before the 2011 RS500 World Championship race.

George Wilson adds: "Original Software is committed to providing excellent support for its customers and that takes good leadership and teamwork, just like sailing our RS500. You’ll be able to spot us on the water as we’ll have the Original Software logo on our sail."

In between races, the competitors can relax and enjoy a number of activities listed in the competition social program, including a black tie party the night before the prize-giving event.

"I hope that Laura and I are celebrating a winning victory at the party, but even if we don’t win, it’s great to have the opportunity to sail in such a prestigious competition with my daughter. We will be celebrating with a glass of champagne win or loose," says Wilson.

For readers in the UK who would like to join George and Laura at the RS500 World Championships in Weymouth, look for information and travel details on the competition website at: http://irsca.rssailing.net/rs500/worlds2011/

 

With a world-class record of innovation, Original Software offers a solution focused completely on the goal of effective quality management. By embracing the full spectrum of application quality management across a wide range of applications and environments, the company partners with customers and helps make quality a business imperative. Solutions include a quality management platform, manual testing, full test automation and test data management, all delivered with the control of business risk, cost, time and resources in mind. More than 400 organizations operating in over 30 countries use Original Software solutions. Current users range from major multi-nationals to small software development shops, encompassing a wide range of industries, sectors and sizes. We are proud of our many partnerships with large, name-brand companies.

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