Below Deck’s Captain Sandy Says Fraser “Has a Lot to Learn”

Despite being the first male Chief Stew in Below Deck history, Fraser Olender can still learn a thing or two.

At least that’s what Captain Sandy Yawn thinks after working with Fraser on season 10 of the hit Bravo series—specifically when it comes to his managing style.

“In my opinion, I think Fraser has a lot to learn on how to separate friendship and leadership,” she exclusively told E! News. “He’s great. It’s his first time as Chief Stew, he’s admitted that.”

Having already confronted Fraser this season once about being more stern with his crew members—specifically Stew Camille Lamb

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before she was fired for slacking on the job on the Jan. 16 episode—Sandy added, “The leader has to really weave between the personalities and have this fine line in the sand. You can’t cross friendship and leadership and that’s hard.”

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That may come in the future, as she noted, “You don’t learn that in one season—you probably don’t learn that in your second season as chief—but you do learn it over time.”

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