CAP­TAIN SANDY

STAR OF BELOW DECK MEDITER­RANEAN

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CAP­TAIN Sandy Yawn is known for nav­i­gat­ing the high seas — and her crew — with a firm hand on Bravo’s Below Deck Mediter­ranean. Star chat­ted with the TV per­son­al­ity about the fourth sea­son of the hit re­al­ity se­ries.

What chal­lenges did you en­counter this sea­son?

This sea­son it’s all about team­work. I think view­ers will en­joy watch­ing re­la­tion­ships trans­form. João might have some chal­leng­ing mo­ments with his deck crew, and chef Mila may have over­stated a few things.

How do the new crew mem­bers fit in?

All crew take time to find their place on board. When one is tossed into a full-on char­ter sea­son, they can find it hard to fit in. I en­cour­age them to stay the course. Some­times it works out and some­times it doesn’t.

How did 30 years of yacht­ing ex­pe­ri­ence pre­pare you for TV?

I wasn’t pre­pared, and it wasn’t easy for me at all. I came from the char­ter world, where I worked very hard to build my rep­u­ta­tion. The mar­itime in­dus­try was very ap­pre­hen­sive of the show, so I knew I was tak­ing a risk and could lose the one thing that took years to build. Now that I’ve been on a few sea­sons, I feel the sup­port from my col­leagues. They al­ways send me mes­sages let­ting me know I’m do­ing a great job.

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