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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

Captain Sandy Yawn Just Revealed Her Next Unexpected Career Move

After helping out the St. David crew on Below Deck Season 10, Captain Sandy is taking on a totally new project.

By Shannon Raphael

Captain Sandy Yawn is giving back. 

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The Below Deck Mediterranean captain, who, most recently, temporarily took over for Captain Lee Rosbach while he dealt with health issues on Below Deck Season 10, revealed that her next career move is starting a charitable organization that is "in the spirit of supporting and empowering women."

"I'm excited to announce Captain Sandy's Charities," she said in an Instagram video in honor of International Women's Day on March 8. "I am steadfast in providing equitable access to successful programs that provide direct services, meaningful opportunities, and lifechanging options, with a particular focus on low-income and at-risk populations."

She added that the organization is centered around "maritime and environmental education and employment opportunities," before further elaborating on the goal of the charity in an Instagram caption.

"I want to inform young people about the advantages of entering the maritime/yachting industry, regardless of completing high school or college," she wrote about the mission of Captain Sandy's Charities.

Captain Sandy isn't the only Below Deck Med yachtie who has recently had exciting career news to share. Back in late January, Malia White, who last appeared in a Bosun role on Season 6, confirmed that she had passed an examination to become an Officer of the Watch.

Sandy was one of many Bravolebrities who congratulated Malia on the milestone accomplishment in the comments section. Several weeks later, the Officer of the Watch revealed that she's on great terms with her former captain. In fact, Captain Sandy is one of the main reasons why Malia has continued to pursue a career in the yachting industry.

"I love Captain Sandy. I love her, absolutely," Malia said on an episode of her podcast, Total Ship Show, about the respect she held for the female captain. I admire her — she’s what made me want to get in the industry, like stick in it."

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