These boats are very popular in Europe but almost unheard of here. I have a friend who brought one to RI and had a lot of trouble getting it rated for beer can racing because there are so few of them around. He really enjoys it and he got a very good deal.
Found two 77s on the east coast and the prices seem low compared to Europe, but prep and shipping make purchase impractical. Experience/confidence are too low for the "sail one around" dream. Also would love to try a fractional rig when/if I get back into this and other than the 777, even more rare, it looks like I'll have to think a couple of feet longer for a 7/8ths Maxi.
Thx for reply CB