60 NM in very little wind. We motored most of the way with a strong tide with us. We made very good time and got to Portland Bill at about slack water. We then followed the advice of the pilot book and gave it a wide berth (3-4 NM) – we went around both the Shambles bank cardinals. This paid off massively as the tide turned against. We watched two yachts who were trying to use the inner channel get swept backwards, and then eventually have to give up!