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Below Deck Sailing Yacht's Jenna MacGillivray Says Georgia Grobler Chose to "Undermine" Her in Their Laundry Drama
The chief stew explains her "frustration" with her crew member.
The honeymoon phase is over for the Below Deck Sailing Yacht crew. Now that they are three charters into the season, the crew members are really getting to know each other's strengths and weaknesses.
In particular, Jenna MacGillivray has expressed that Georgia Grobler isn't the most organized in the laundry room. When she told the third stew as much in the February 24 episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, she began to cry. And in another instance when Jenna asked Georgia to finish up doing turndowns by herself, the third stew said, "F--k me," which took the chief stew by surprise.
But Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans seem to think otherwise. The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen audience overwhelmingly voted that Jenna was being "too hard" on Georgia in a poll during the February 24 episode (clip above).
Jenna, who was a guest on WWHL that night, reacted to the poll results: "I think after numerous times of her contesting my directions, it gets frustrating, and my frustration shows."
The chief stew elaborated more on her actions during the episode on Twitter following her appearance on WWHL. "I deliver a luxury experience to guests. The stews and I are coworkers not peers," she tweeted. "I am responsible for ensuring the guests are happy, and when people I supervise undermine that experience I have no choice but to let them know they need to improve in regards to basic tasks."
When one fan asked why Jenna hadn't thought to offer Georgia advice on how to be more efficient and organized in the laundry room, the chief stew said there simply wasn't time since the charter season kicked off shortly after the crew climbed aboard the Parsifal III.
"If time permitted this yes. When a stew joins a 50m yacht with 24 hours to prep for charter with no time in between, there is an expectation that they will manage in the laundry," Jenna explained on Twitter. "And when time permitted, I did teach her a functional system."
Jenna also said that she has really only had good working relationships with her stews in her long career in yachting. "90% of stews I’ve trained and have worked alongside over my almost ten year career in yachting, I am still friends with, and the ones I’ve trained have thanked me for upping their game," she tweeted. "You can only train someone that wants to be there."
It sounds like Jenna and Georgia have been able to form a friendship despite their drama this season. Georgia shared a lovely photo of her and Jenna goofing around after the most recent episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht aired. She also included "#friends" in the caption.
Check out a sneak peek of an all-new episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht coming up on Monday, March 2 at 9/8c, below.