Seven At Sea is a memoir of a family (of seven!) taking to the water and living on a sail boat for an entire year. Join us for a presentation and conversation with parents, Erik and Emily Orton, as they discuss family, adventure, and embracing the environment.
Doors will be at 7PM (when the bites and drinks will get started) and the presentation (featuring photos and stories from their sailing journey, including the five years leading up to casting off) will be at 7:30PM. Please bring a cup if you would like a beverage (& help us get closer to being waste-free). Everyone is welcome!
About Seven at Sea:
Erik and Emily Orton were living a relatively conventional life in New York City—he was working in theater and supplementing his income with temp jobs, and she was caring for their five children—when they realized that something had to change.
Inspired by his evening walks along the Hudson River, Erik had the far-fetched idea to learn to sail, and to take his family on a sailboat for an entire year. But what about his job? Friends? How could they possibly make something like that work financially? The odds seemed against them to actually make the dream come true.
What followed was the process of the Orton family letting go of excuses and turning them into motivation to follow their dreams. The family, including all five children (the youngest of whom has Down syndrome), left New York City and journeyed 5,000 miles to the Caribbean and back over the course of a year. They learned a lot about the practical challenges of traveling at sea, but most importantly, they learned that they could, in fact, head for the horizon and leave routine in their wake.
Copies of Seven at Sea will be available for purchase and the authors will be available for book signings!