|Loucura - winner of the 2015 Asteria Cup (photo Half Ton Class Italia)|
The series started with a 115 mile long race, from Anzio to Ponza and Ventotene which carried a 1.5 points loading. Two days were allowed for this race, but was completed by Stern-Pragma Multimedia in just 25hr 40m, just 8 minutes ahead of Loucura, which took out the win on corrected time. This was reported in the Italian Half Ton Class website as "A beautiful route between the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean with a sunset to remember and an exciting step in Ventotene, the wind on 8 knots allowed good speed and continued to blow the night allowing a good upwind in the ascent towards Anzio".
|Gunboat Rangiriri has a good start in the mixed IRC Class 1 and 2 fleet|
|Gunboat Rangiriri finishing a race in first place in the earlier Anzio Winter Cup|
|Moments during the 2015 Asteria Cup|
|The Ceccarelli designed Stern-Pragma Multimedia finished fourth overall with placings of 4/4/3/OCS/4|