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We took delivery of Tall Cotton on March 23, 2016 in La Grande Motte, France. She is an Outremer 45 Sailing Catamaran manufactured by Outremer Yachting. We were sad to say goodbye to Atalanta, our Endeavourcat 30, after she took us safely from Florida to Maine and back, and across the Caribbean on many adventurous trips over 23 years. We plan to add a few pages on the more memorable trips.

We are, however, enjoying the relative luxury and impressive sailing performance of Tall Cotton. We hope you will enjoy the blogs of our adventures in the Mediterranean and beyond.

Many friends and fellow sailors have asked us about the origin of the name, Tall Cotton:

The term “high cotton” or “tall cotton” originates from the rural farming community in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) South when “high cotton” meant that the crops were good and the prices, were, too. The term has generalized to mean one is doing well or is successful. (Wiktionary)

in tall cotton

mod. successful; on easy street. (Folksy.) I won some money at the track, and I’m really in tall cotton. (thefreedictionary.com)

Follow this link to the blues song that inspired the name:
Eric Bibb – Tall Cotton
There is also a famous jazz number of the same name:
Count Basie – Tall Cotton

Saul and Rosie