A little history behind this board. Back in the day (mid 90’s) before kiting took the weaker of our kind, the Dewey Beach crew mostly sailed at New Road. Well two of the fastest sailors there were Alfred DuPont and Bruce Sheppard.
Now I don’t know that their speed was due so much because of skill (they were certainly good sailors) as much as it was their equipment. They both rode custom Richard Greene boards, GEM.
So if you can’t beat em, join em right?!
So I pick up the phone and call Maui, “ uhm hello, Richard? My name is George Markopoulos. Nice to talk to you. Listen, you’ve been building custom boards for two guys that I sail with here on the east coast, their names are Al DuPont and Bruce Shepherd. Oh really, you have the exact specs for those boards there in your records? Excellent. Well, I want you to build me a faster board, one that I can smoke them on. Cost is no concern, hehehehe”.
Long story short, Richard Greene did build me a board, and in my opinion, it was, and probably still is one of the fastest board around the Delmarva.
This is the fin i use when super powered up, the phone intended to provide scale
The bottom is un-painted to save on weight.
The front straps are set up on the rails for maximum speed. I’m telling you this board is a rocket ship.
Email me if you’re interested.