Norauto joins French America’s Cup team

Car repairs and accessories company Norauto has signed up as an official partner of the French team that will participate in the 2017 America’s Cup sailing event.

The deal will run for five years, from 2016 through to 2020, covering the 35th and 36th editions of the event.

Norauto will back the team throughout the 2015-16 America’s Cup World Series ahead of the finale of the America’s Cup next year.

The title sponsor of the French team is insurance company Groupama.

“It was important for us to balance the budget for our new AC50 boat that will be competitive within a very testing international competition,” the team’s skipper, Franck Cammas, said.