‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Says The Crew and Yacht Were Her Biggest Season 5 Challenges

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Although she marveled on the grandeur of the yacht, Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean stated managing it was no simple activity.

Captain Sandy Yawn from 'Below Deck Mediterranean'
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She shared that The Wellington is the most important yacht on the sequence and the most important she’s commanded. Yawn and bosun Malia White supplied a digital tour, which detailed a number of the vessel’s pumped up facilities. Although the yacht was lovely, it wasn’t the best to maneuver.

The yacht wasn’t the one factor that was powerful to maneuver. The crew apparently offers Yawn a run for her cash this season too. Last season she confronted an incompetent chef who she needed to change early within the season. She allowed her third stew to present the place a shot, however the stew ultimately backed down when stress from the job grew to become too nice. Apparently, final season was peanuts in comparison with what’s forward.

Yawn describes this season as ‘explosion, drama, heartfelt experience!’

Yawn stated season 5 comes with a variety of feelings. “Explosion, drama, heartfelt experience!” Yawn informed E! News.  “For me, it’s the most difficult season I’ve ever done but the most rewarding if that makes sense.”

“My challenge just isn’t the crew, but that’s the biggest part,” she stated, indicating crew drama. “The boat for me was challenging, you’ll see. And I have all female leaders which is great so I’m looking forward to finding out how well did those boys listen to Malia. That’s what I want to know.”

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Yawn added that having a yacht led by all ladies is a watershed second for the sequence. “It’s rare for a female bosun,” Yawn defined. “Chief stew is always normal. All the women get stuck inside which is unfortunate for the women. However, our lovely network Bravo makes it so we can have bosuns and I love that part because Malia is going to show me if she…I believe she has it in her. So I get to witness it this season. Just like you do for the first time and go, ‘Wow, that’s how she handled that.’ I can’t wait for those moments.”

Drama with medication too

Below Deck Sailing Yacht simply confronted the prospect {that a} visitor introduced medication on board the yacht. Two crew members suspected a visitor was doing unlawful medication, which led Captain Glenn Shephard to go looking the visitor’s belongings. He in the end didn’t discover medication.

Yawn appears to even be confronted with the identical drawback though it’s unclear if it’s a visitor or crew member who’s underneath suspicion. “It’s a part of yachting,” she stated about drug use within the trade. “So I always just say, I don’t make the law. The maritime coastguard agency makes the law.”

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“So that means the law is no crew members can absolutely do drugs at all,” she continued. “If they’re prescription drugs, they have to be logged in. They have be monitored. We’re responsible for lives. When it comes to the guests. Well, I just say, ‘Hey, mister primary client, we can’t have drugs on board, you gotta tell your friends get the drugs off.’ And then I call his broker and I inform them and then I call the management company and I inform them. So I stick to protocol.”

Yawn informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet she attracts the road at private searches. “I would never go through the client’s stuff,” she insists. “Taking someone’s personal stuff? You can’t go through someone’s stuff.”

Below Deck Mediterranean season 5 premieres on Monday, June 1 at 9/8c on Bravo.

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