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Captain Sandy Yawn Celebrates Anniversary Of Life Saving Surgery

Fans of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean get to experience all the drama of working in the yachting industry.  Like any good reality show, it’s about getting to know new cast members and seeing how people interact.  The whole premise of the show is the lives of the crew. But what about the Captain?

On Below Deck Mediterranean, Captain Sandy Yawn stays out of the fray for the most part.  She did have some confrontations with veteran Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier about her incessant smoke breaks but viewers certainly don’t get as close with her as the rest of the crew.  Perhaps that’s why Sandy chose to share a personal story to her Instagram on Monday.

Below Deck Jet Ski Accident

Ahoy, readers!  I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise!  Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement.  This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.

We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Inia a minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter.  #bestseasonever

Caroline Bedol

Caroline Bedol’s brief tenure on Below Deck was fraught with histrionics and paranoia.  Third Stews don’t have longevity on this show, but Caroline didn’t even get a full’s day work in.  She was consistently unwell.  A swollen foot was the only visible and concrete ailment.

Perhaps Caroline was truly a victim of a toxic atmosphere as she claimed.  If so, she certainly would be faring better on land, right?  You decide.  There was a cringe-worthy call into Watch What Happens Live, and a welfare check to her home in December.

Below Deck - Ross Inia

Below Deck star Ross Inia might be held legally accountable for his drunken antics last year in West Palm Beach, Florida.  At first, prosecutors decided not to file charges against the New Zealand native.  But on February 12th, barely a month after the initial review, the case was reopened. The charges adjusted instead.

Ross made headlines in December of last year.  He was arrested after a night of partying with Below Deck Mediterranean bad-boy Joao Franco.  The Season 6 bosun was in an altercation with two other men. Then law enforcement arrived to break up the fight. Then, Ross allegedly attacked the police officer. He also issued verbal threats.

Joao Franco

Below Deck Mediterranean’s Joao Franco has a new lady in his life.  And unlike Joao’s last attempt at a mature relationship, he seems very confident in his decision this time.  She’s even got him smitten enough to be sharing sentimental poems and quotes about serendipity.

Joao’s current love interest debuted on his Instagram back in November.  The two were paddle-boarding in Fort Lauderdale.  Since then, Michelle Dicu has appeared with the Season 3 bad boy spending Christmas at the beach and enjoying cozy dates in Manhattan. Joao even dedicated a poem to his sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.

Exclusive Interview: Below Deck Charter Guest Charley Walters Shares Behind-The-Scenes Scoop

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Below Deck charter guest? What can you request? What is out of the question? How do the cast members really act? Are they professional? Or are the romances and workplace tension very apparent? There are just so many questions that come to mind. Personally, I’m such a fan that I would want to hang out with the crew members just as much as I would want to chill with my own friends. Who am I kidding? I would ditch my closest friends to have dinner with Captain Lee Rosbach.

Charley Walters has the answers to a lot of those questions. He was a charter guest on Below Deck multiple times. During the most recent season, Charley and his friends reminded Second Stew Josiah Carter of the bullying he faced growing up. Ultimately, it all ended well with Josiah rocking a gold speedo at their gold themed event. Nevertheless, the episode did showcase Josiah’s vulnerability, something the viewers did not get to see much of considering Josiah’s near perfection as an employee.

Captain Lee

Captain Lee Rosbach is not one to mince words.  The crew of Below Deck Season 6″ has been exceptional.”  And to mirror that sentiment, Captain Lee’s blog was filled with praise for each crew member.

Adrian Martin really kept himself focused in the galley.  He functioned mostly drama free, but earned camera time with amazing dishes and presentation.

Below Deck - Kate Chastain & Laura Betancourt in Tahiti

Captain Lee Rosbach described season 6 of Below Deck as the “best of a lifetime with the “best charter crew ever. “And he doesn’t mince words.

Of course, our points of comparison are the previous deck crew letting the yacht slam into the dock.  Or a chef with a fondness for beef-cheeks.  We don’t even have to go back that far in time.  Who could forget Chandler Brooks inept reign as bosun?