Below Deck: Captain Sandy Yawn breaks silence on Captain Lee Rosbach criticism

Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Med and Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck.
Captain Sandy has some words for Captain Lee amid their off-screen drama. Pic credit: Bravo

Below Deck Mediterranean star Captain Sandy Yawn has broken her silence amid a feud with Below Deck’s Captain Lee Rosbach.

Season 10 of the OG show saw Captain Sandy temporarily filling in for Captain Lee as he dealt with a health issue.

When Captain Sandy took over the role on-screen, Captain Lee sang her praises and his appreciation for her helping him out.

However, a couple of weeks ago, Captain Lee expressed via Twitter that he felt Captain Sandy not informing him she was going to fire Camille Lamb before it happened was disrespectful.

The tweet gained the attention of Captain Sandy’s girlfriend, Leah Shafer, who clapped back at Captain Lee in defense of her love.

Now Captain Sandy has addressed the situation that some feel has gotten out of control.

Captain Sandy Yawn reacts to Captain Lee Rosbach’s criticism

This week Captain Sandy stopped by SiriusXM’s Reality Checked to dish on her new book Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm and all things Below Deck.

It didn’t take long for the topic of Captain Lee to come up with Captain Sandy responding to his thoughts she had disrespected him.

“He’s in the hospital. Who’s gonna call and say, ‘Can I fire Camille?’ Never in a million years would I do that. But what I did was give him a courtesy call saying, ‘By the way, I did fire her. You almost had a mutiny on your boat because of her,'” she expressed.

Captain Sandy didn’t want to call or bother Captain Lee while he was recovering from his surgery. She also admitted that things have gone awry with the stud of the sea.

“I don’t know what happened, but I tried to call him a few times, and he hasn’t picked up the phone. I just wanted to go, ‘Why?'” the captain stated.

The Below Deck Mediterranean star also made it clear she isn’t looking to replace Captain Lee on the OG show. Captain Sandy doesn’t want two TV shows, and she’s pleased where she is — at the helm of Below Deck Med.

What’s still to come on Below Deck Season 10?

As the Captain Sandy and Captain Lee feud takes place off-screen, there’s plenty of drama going down on Below Deck Season 10.

The show has a little more than a handful of episodes left, with the mid-season trailer teasing a tense altercation between chief stew Fraser Olender and Captain Sandy.

Deckhand Ben Willoughby deals with life onboard the St. David yacht without his boatmance Camille. Lucky for him, a former lady love of his joins the crew. Katie Glaser and Ross McHarg navigate their romance with more of the same as a sneak peek reveal she continues to forgive his drunken antics.

Captain Lee, of course, returns to end the season too, which will happen before the final charter.

The Below Deck Season 10 reunion show will follow the finale in a few weeks and will undoubtedly address the drama unfolding off-screen between Captain Lee Rosbach and Captain Sandy Yawn.

Below Deck airs Mondays at 8/7c on Bravo. Seasons 1-9 are streaming on Peacock.

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R. Atwood
R. Atwood
1 year ago

What is frustrating is that if these people were aboard a ship and a disaster were to hit, with no respect for the Captain and no belief in a chain of command, not only will the boat sink, but everyone would drown. No matter what the ‘internal’ crew thinks of her, Captain Sandy is running a tight ship and she is doing so to keep them safe. I would have not only fired Allissa H, but would have made sure that she never worked in the industry again. She is a problem where no problem should be – where in reality, she could get a lot of people killed.

1 year ago
Reply to  R. Atwood

Agree with this statement, finally I see a comment that makes sense! Come this had become too much of a problem, take action ! Sandy will train only so much , but if their not willing to work for it and earn it , she’s not going to give any more chances ! This team is too friendly, too laid back in their ways , and have gotten away with it too long !

1 year ago

Wait, I thought the Below Deck reunion was cancelled?