Hello, my name is Jacob.  Welcome to the first blog post of my first website.  I'm a Texas native, born and raised in Houston.  I went on to join the military and ended up becoming a pilot, mainly flying the A-10 for the U.S. Air Force.  After 12 years, I decided I was ready for something new.  I landed on possibly one of the most ridiculous propositions ever - attempting a solo, non-stop ocean row from North America to Australia.  The boat is currently under design, and I'm aiming for a Summer 2016 departure.  I'm obviously new at this, as you'll notice from the simplicity of the website.  However, I plan to make this a place where readers will get a full understanding of everything involved in attempting such an adventure.  Look out for updates  - I'll have much more to follow.  Thanks for stopping by!