The Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race

The Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race is held annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The 59th race will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2024.

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.

In 2023, the Denmark Race was awarded the Gold Clean Regatta certification by Sailors for the Sea. We hope to acheive a Platinum Clean Regatta certification in 2024! To learn more about Sailors for the Sea, see here.

Race History
Official Facebook Page


2021 Results 2021 Trophy
2020 Results 2020 Trophy
2020 Virtual Awards
2019 Results 2019 Trophy
2018 Results 2018 Trophy
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

Post Race Lawn Party

A Race for the Whole Family

On the Water Action