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The Daily Dish Below Deck

Captain Sandy Yawn Reveals She Once Captained for This A-List Celeb

The Below Deck Med staple, who is filling in for Captain Lee, worked with this iconic singer “several times.”

By Shannon Raphael

As a superyacht captain, Sandy Yawn is used to dealing with high-maintenance charter guests, but was this A-list singer one of them when she “took a holiday” and “took some time to celebrate”?

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The Below Deck Mediterranean cast member, who is temporarily stepping in for Captain Lee Rosbach on Below Deck Season 10, opened up about one of the major celebrity guests she’s had on board over the years during the After Show for the January 9 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Captain Sandy shared that she’s “captained Madonna several times” in the past.

Though host Andy Cohen said the news was a “bombshell” revelation because the captain had never mentioned it to him before, the Be the Calm, Be the Storm author had only good things to say about the “Holiday” and “Vogue” songstress.

“She was lovely,” Captain Sandy said about having the Grammy Award winner on one of her vessels.

While Captain Sandy has had positive experiences with Madonna, the same can’t be said for some of the other guests she's had on both Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean. After dealing with a particularly difficult set of guests on the January 9 episode of Below Deck, Andy wondered if the crew is “just supposed to take it” or if they are allowed to “talk back a little bit.”

“They’re rude. You have rude guests, you don’t have rude guests,” Captain Sandy said on WWHL about how the guests’ behavior can be hit-or-miss. When charter guests aren’t being polite, Captain Sandy said she wants the crew members to let her know.

“I wish they would come to me and say, ‘They’re being really rude,’” she added about how she would want the St. David crew to handle the aforementioned Below Deck guests in the future. Captain Sandy said she would have spoken to the guests to tell them to “reel it in a little bit.”

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