This is what I believe is happening. I AM NOT THE AUTHORITY to make official notices, but to help calm my friends from the Western Region...
Call has been delayed due to:
#1. Some administrative issue with the local authority on ramp use.
#2. Weather - Rain today, snow the next few days makes it hard to guess what the conditions might be Sunday morning.
Eben Whitcomb tells me he is confident that Mallets Bay remains the primary site.
Danny Connell has delayed final call to this evening (Thursday). The site will have soft ice on the surface until Saturday or Sunday and we ask people NOT to sail it and create ruts on the regatta course area. There might be an alternative sailing area for those who want to practice Saturday.
Here is the hotel information I have.
Hotel headquarters will be the Best Western in South Burlington (about 15 minute drive from launch) http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/VT/South-Burlington-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Windjammer-Inn---Conference-Center/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=46013&group=false&disablenav=false&hideProgressBar=false&photoCategory=HOME
My advice to all is: be ready to trek to Vermont or beyond. Stay tuned... hopefully the call will happen by tonight. We are mindful that some have 24+ hour drives ahead of them.
Again: NONE OF THIS IS OFFICIAL at this time. But I am sticking my neck out for the sake of those who are loaded and ready in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Hopefully this will give you GPS info and phone numbers so you can hit the road as soon as things are official.