By Sept 1929 the “Queen of The Harbour Competition” became a happy way to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington. By then there were 100 candidates and were grouped and chosen by the highest number of votes. By that time there were 29 skiffs entering the race. On Saturday 20th of March, the Queen Habour Crowning Ball took place in Sydney Town Hall.
In 1929 Mark Foy presented the 23 young ladies gold brooches and the “Queen” won a car, an Austin “7” as a prize.
On Clark Island, as reported on the 22nd of February 1930: the huge flagpoles being fully draped with a fine show of bunting and adding to this is the young ladies gay colourings.
The Queen of the Harbour continued to be a fundraiser throughout the 40’s and 50’s.
The”Miss Betty Payne” award (Water Board) was given for the best-dressed sailing lady.
The Queen of the Harbour lost its shine over the years and the last Crowing the Queen of the Harbour took place in Petersham Town Hall in 1962 as far can be established.