Fans May Get a Unique Opportunity to Meet Captain Sandy from ‘Below Deck Med’

Fan meet and greet opportunities are always exciting. Whether they are at a convention or a chance airport encounter, most fans find that meeting their favorite celebrity in real life to be exhilarating.

Captain Sandy Yawn decided to take a more grassroots approach to meet Below Deck Mediterranean fans. Yawn announced on her Instagram story she plans to road trip from California to Colorado and hopes to catch up with fans along the way.

Captain Sandy Yawn
Captain Sandy Yawn |Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Of course, true to her nature, Yawn doesn’t take the obvious path. Instead of traveling by plane or car, she’s riding her motorcycle. And explained what she hopes to do during her fan encounters along the way.

Meet Captain Sandy!

Yawn was picking up her motorcycle in California and needed to transport it back to Denver, which is where she now lives. “Here’s the deal, I have my motorcycle helmet,” Yawn says showing her helmet to the camera. “Since I moved to Denver for love, I am going to ride my motorcycle from Los Angeles to Denver.”

But here’s the even better deal. “Stopping where the fans want me to stop,” she exclaimed. “So a meet and greet. I’m going to post my itinerary and my timing, and you guys just shout out where you want to meet and hang.”

She adds, “We are going to break bread together or something. Or go for a swim. I want to swim! Wish me luck!”

Captain Sandy has a few options for her road trip

Generally, Yawn’s road trip could take up to about 18 hours depending upon her route and timing. The shortest route takes her on I-15N to I-70E, which shakes out to about 14 hours and 34 minutes or so.

Or she could take the path less traveled. Options include I-40E to I-25N or I-10E to I-70E. Both of these routes could take up to about 18 hours of total travel time.

But, depending on how quickly Yawn wants to travel, she could opt for a super scenic trip. A travel blogger suggested taking five days to wander, traveling through Arizona and New Mexico rather than going through Utah. “I am glad we chose this route because it allowed us to go off the beaten path to some lesser known places!” the blogger wrote.

Her motorcycle saved her life

Hard to believe that getting into a horrific motorcycle accident could save your life, but that’s exactly what happened to Yawn. She recalled the life-changing accident she had in Women’s Health and how it likely saved her.

Ironically she was riding her motorcycle on Friday the 13th and was hit by a car in Miami. “I was lying on the pavement on a Miami road and all I could focus on was the fact that I could wiggle my fingers and toes. I never imagined this crash would save my life,” she recalled.

But while she was healing from having surgery and the crash itself, a friend of Yawn’s who is a urologist asked a colleague at the hospital to check on her. They did a scan of her kidneys and found what ultimately turned out to be stage II kidney cancer. Thankfully the mass was removed, but a doctor explained the cancer would have been found at a much later stage.

“Who would have ever thought they would be grateful for being in a motorcycle crash? But I was. As the doctor explained, it might have been years until that tumor was found,” Yawn said. “At that point, the cancer would have progressed, and it would have been too late.” 

Stay tuned to Yawn’s Instagram or Twitter accounts for travel updates.