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Old 02 September 2009, 02:58   #1
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‘Rona Bank’ – Where is it?

Not really sure which forum this should go in.....

Can anyone tell me where Rona Bank is? I’ve looked on maps and also my chart software (Garmin) and can’t find it.

Rona is an island above Raasay in the Inner Sound (south Minch) so my assumption is it’s close to there……..

If anyone uses any other types of chart software I’d be interested if you could give me the location of it.

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Old 02 September 2009, 13:25   #2
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It looks like it's just north of the Island of Rona, in the North Minch. I would guess it would be shown on an Admiralty Chart of the area.

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A guess.................
As the island of Rona is on a steep, long crest of a very deep channel on either side, and to the north, maybe the bank is a term for that geographic feature.
Certainly on my Navionics chip (with Navplanner) I can find no specific mention of it.
Is there something else perhaps.............like you know of a certain wreck?
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Is there something else perhaps.............like you know of a certain wreck?
I have heard it's good spot for whales..... 80% of the time I get lucky at with Minkes round the RIB at Rubha Hunish (top of Skye). Thought about trying somewhere different, but I want a high probability of seeing them.......

I usually launch at Staffin to go there, so instead of heading north I could just head south east-ish.

Maybe it's such a good spot it's a secret, so no-one can locate it
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Julie,

Just read thru Martin Lawrence's Pilot-his chapter on Rona makes no mention of it anywhere.

Best of luck with the whale watching.
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Thanks for looking...
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80% of the time I get lucky with Minkes
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Google is your friend http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...+bank%22&meta= gives "Rona Bank, north of the island of Rona" is returned from http://www.hebridean-whale-cruises.c...s/01_where.php - but admittedly not how far north !
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Thanks...

Garfish you can have the other 20%!

I'm in Gairloch a few days before I move onto Skye, so maybe I'll have a chat to the guy who runs the cruises, or follow him!
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Rona Bank -

57 degrees 31.970'
5 degrees 57.901'

Marked on chart as R.Bk.Sch

On Land there is a Light House/becon No.12 has charateristics its S.E of that Q.R. 5m 3M

Chart: Inner Sound Northern Part 1:18000

I might be wrong! but this where i recknone you will find it. ( has full charts of Scotland on CD)


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