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Captain Sandy Yawn Just Revealed What “Most People Think” About Her Life Outside of Below Deck Med

The Below Deck Med captain opened up about her life like never before.

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With a name like Captain Sandy Yawn, one might assume the Below Deck Mediterranean boss enjoys the occasional nap. As it turns out, there’s a reason you won’t ever find her sleeping on the job.

“I have a hard time napping, although most people think I’m a napper. Nope[,] not me,” Captain Sandy captioned an August 6 Instagram post, adding a laughing-crying emoji.

Instead, the accompanying photo revealed the real napper in her household: longtime girlfriend Leah Shafer, whom Sandy caught snoozing and cuddling with their dog outdoors. In the post’s comments section, Leah replied that the renowned superyacht captain “just [likes] being in bed” with her and puppies.

One thing the couple, who met in 2018, isn’t sleeping on, however, is the chance to work together — though Leah won’t be joining her partner’s yachting crew anytime soon. In a July 6 Instagram post, they announced they are starting a podcast called The Captain Sandy and Leah Rae Show and asked fans to submit questions for them to answer live on the show. “Is there something you need help or guidance [with] right now? What are you struggling with? How can we help you navigate the NEXT RIGHT THING?” the caption read.


After all, the pair knows a thing or two about navigating a relationship. On August 3, Leah even shared some of their recent relationship highlights, including dates to the LGBTQ Black Tie Dinner in Dallas and the Maui Invitational in Las Vegas. Set to the tune of Sol Rising’s “Be Free,” featuring Gyrefunk, the Instagram montage gave “just a glimpse of [their] life together,” with Leah gushing in the caption that she has been “blessed.”

Of course, you can keep up with Captain Sandy on Season 7 of Below Deck Med. Preview the August 8 episode below.

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