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Capt. John Wampler

Capt. John Wampler has worked on yachts big and small for more than 25 years. He’s created a repertoire of quick, tasty meals for crew to prepare for themselves to give the chef a break. Contact him through www.yachtaide.com.

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Crew’s Mess: Brownies with Merlot Glaze

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It’s unclear exactly when chocolate came on the scene or who invented it. According to Hayes Lavis, cultural arts …

Crew’s Mess: Poutine de Poulet

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Oh, November. In the pastoral world of the North, the cord wood has been stacked by the door. Smoke from a fireplace …

Crew’s Mess: Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Mexico is one of my favorite countries to cruise through. There is a distinction between the Caribbean and Pacific …

Crew’s Mess: Bacon-wrapped BBQ Onion Bombs

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Ahh, summer. The smell of fresh-cut grass and two-cycle lawn mowers. The distant crack of a baseball bat. An ice cream …

Crew’s Mess: Crockpot Chili Con Carne

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler If there is one recipe that every crew should have in the book, it’s what 17th century Spanish priests in the New …

Crew’s Mess: Guava Duff

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I have been running yachts throughout the Bahamas for over 35 years. When it comes to regional cuisine, there is …

Crew’s Mess: Stuffed Bacon Meatloaf

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I am pre-positioning a 70-foot motor yacht to Nassau for the owner-operator, who will fly in direct from the Northeast …

Crew’s Mess: Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Crew’S Mess: By Capt. John Wampler Back in my flying days, we had a Gulfstream trip in which we flew eight bankers to Dublin, with a four-day layover at …

Crew’s Mess: Sweet and Spicy Steak

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler In February, my crew and I delivered a 580 Sea Ray from Grand Cayman back to Florida via the Windward Passage route. …

Crew’s Mess: Sloppy José

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I grew up in the foothills of Southern California in the 1960s. Coming off the post-war 1950s, it seemed like …

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Medieval sites, modern marinas lure yachts to Split

Medieval sites, modern marinas lure yachts to Split

Story and photos by Alison Gardner After four visits to the Croatian Adriatic coast in 10 years, I am convinced that it is a yachting …

Military exercises to affect GPS signals

Military exercises to affect GPS signals

GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean during offshore military …

Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Some time has passed and our memories of Hurricane Dorian are perhaps fading away a bit. The scenes …

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

More than 250 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals gathered for our first Triton Networking of 2020 at Culinary Convenience, a …

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