The Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race

The Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race is held annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The 52nd race will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Attracting both performance sailors and the more occasional racers, the Denmark Race remains one of the largest day races on the Long Island Sound.  Registration is on The fun is both on the water and off, with two race parties: a dinner the night before, and cocktails, Danish beer and snacks on the SYC lawn after the race, in connection with the awards ceremony.

A unique collection of silver trophies has been donated over the years by corporations and individuals with ties to Denmark and Stamford.  These trophies continue to be awarded to the winners in each division.


2017 Registration Dinner Invitation
Race History Dinner RSVP
Notice of Race
Official Facebook Page


2017 Results 2017 Trophy
2016 Results
2015 Results 2015 Trophy
2014 Results 2014 Trophy
2013 Results 2013 Trophy
2012 Results 2012 Trophy
2011 Results 2011 Trophy

HM the Queen of Denmark at the race in 1976 surrounded by HRH the Prince Consort and Werner Valeur-Jensen

Werner Valeur-Jensen at the awards ceremony in 2009, surrounded by two grateful sailors

Led by Commodore Lars Ive, KDY places first in fleet in the 50th race, winning the Tuborg Skal Bowl