Bianca, trimming the mainsheet: "I always wanted to do the Volvo Ocean Race. I never thought it would be possible, but I always worked hard, and I tried to get as many sea miles under my belt and get qualified. Of course, you have to make a lot of sacrifices... but the biggest sacrifice you make by doing the Volvo Ocean Race is leaving your family behind. I'm really lucky in that I have a great support system with my family, and really looking forward to seeing them when I get to Melbourne." Liz, below: "I think if you thought too much about the sacrifices you wouldn't be here." Dee: "I think to do the Volvo Ocean Race is a massive commitment... When you're trying to put it together it's all-encompassing." Bleddyn: "After every leg you realize what you've done, and where you've sailed from and to. But during the leg you're so involved in it you don't think about it until you get downstairs and you look at the chart table." Francesca: "For me it's a dream to be here." She talks about doing two Olympics. Lucas talks about setting his mind on doing it. And long hard miles, and networking, and time in the gym. But he's happy it's paid off.Horace sings happy birthday in Mandarin (?) to Achille, Jérémie's son. Below, Jérémie explains that Achille is his older son who is 14 today. "When he was born I was already racing, the Transat Jacques Vabre. I was around this place. I miss his birth; I miss every birthday. But every time I send him some words, with pictures. It's hard but it's funny, something between us. It's always hard when you leave home, but things like this, small emails, and when you come back it's happy days." Carolijn reads a letter from home, marked on the outside in a child's writing, "You are only can open when you are on the equator." Has a photo of the Lisbon bridge. Carolijn reads: "Dear Mum. I love you and good luck from Kyle. And I don't like it that you are away so much. Well, guess three times. Okay, it is the Volvo. That's all. Go fast." She thanks him and blows a kiss. Carolijn at the computer, talks about the emotions of the contacts with home.