Monaco, September 16th, 2015 – With two successful 2014 and 2015 solar boat races seasons behind us, Solar 1 is poised to extend its racing reach to other destinations worldwide, and we are actively looking at suitable locations in addition to our traditional home in the Principality of Monaco. With this objective in mind, our team is putting another solar-cell in its engine with the addition of two new Monaco-based team members as of September 2015.

We are hence pleased to announce the appointment of Bertrand Petyt as CEO for Solar 1 Races. Bertrand comes from an extensive hotel and cruise ship senior management background, and is currently Director of Operations for Parkview Monaco SAM, a holding company which regroups the leisure assets of a family-owned enterprise, with a focus on Ultra-Deluxe assets and brands in the hotel, residences and yachting businesses. Bertrand is also Professor of Management at the International University of Monaco where he is responsible for Hospitality Operations Management and Human Resources Management classes for Master-level students, as well as master corporate projects management. Bertrand will work jointly with Sergei, Chairman at Solar 1, in order to position Solar 1 as the leading organization setting the scene for a new era in competitive sustainable racing, with immediate responsibilities focused on developing the Solar 1 brand globally to attract the best racing locations, teams and sponsors and create an iconic and sustainable sports brand.

Also joining the Solar 1 team is Martin Woszczynski, a Swedish national with an extensive background in technology sales and marketing. Martin recently graduated from the International University of Monaco with his MBA on Innovation Management, and will be supervising the Social Media and team organization activities, as well as assisting the CEO in the Sponsorship and Marketing strategies.

Solar 1 Races is actively working on the 2016 season, with the Monaco races tentatively set for mid-July 2016. We are also investigating other possible locations for our races, with Miami, Shanghai, and Dubai as possible options. We will liaise with each one of you in due time for registration procedures and related information.

About Solar 1
Solar 1 Races is a leading organization that is inspired by nature and powered by innovation. We use global events to communicate, educate and promote a greener and brighter future to a new generation. Inspired by Innovation. Powered by nature.

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