The 4th Mediterranean Championship was held in Italy, and for the 3d time Nell was representing France. The trial was held only one week after the French nationals, so it was a bit rough to only have a couple of days to go home and repack before heading out for another 1000-km drive. But the organisation was top, the sheep great, the panoramic view over the Dolomite mountains spectacular and and the main field offered a daunting outrun of 700 meters. Nell was as sharp as ever and easily made it to the double fetch final where she put in a good, completed run without any big hick-ups, but the competition was formidable and we didn't make it into the top. We were however delighted that it was Portugal's Emanuel Freitas who very deservedly brought home the trophy. Next year we'll be back to where it all started, in Portugal!