Welcome to Blastoff Racing

Oxfordshire based Dorian Griffith was almost born into Powerboat Racing when at the tender age of 8 years old his parents, Richard and Sue Griffith bought a Royal Cruiser IV and decided to enter the 1969 Round Britain Powerboat Race, from then on Dorian had Powerboat Racing in his blood.

Richard and Sue in Viva Tridante – Photo: powerboatarchive2.co.uk

Richard and Sue in Viva Tridante – Photo: powerboatarchive2.co.uk

Blastoff Racing was formed initially to compete in the 2008 Round Britain Powerboat Race.

Blastoff Racing during the 2008 Round Britain Powerboat Race – Photo: Chris Davies

Blastoff Racing during the 2008 Round Britain Powerboat Race – Photo: Chris Davies

After a tough few years of developing the boat, success was to follow.

Blastoff established a Marathon Class C record at 83.49 mph on Lake Coniston in late 2015 and then achieved a second place overall in the 2016 Cowes Torquay Cowes.

Blastoff taking the runners up spot in the 2016 Cowes Torquay Cowes race  – Photo: Chris Davies

Blastoff taking the runners up spot in the 2016 Cowes Torquay Cowes race – Photo: Chris Davies