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 *** 2024 BOATING CLASSES ***


TPWD Boat Texas Course (start time 7:45am):                                                

  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 7
  • October 12
  • November 9
Paddler's Guide to Safety (start time 9am):
  • June 8
  • July 27



US Coast Guard Auxiliary Building,  14336 Hwy 105 West, Conroe, TX 77304

Phone: 936-588-3322

  For registration, to confirm class date, and/or more information, please contact class instructor:

               Alfred Zorzi, FSO-PE:     281-802-7006   or



Class Descriptions:

  •  TPWD Boat Texas Course - (8 hr class---$25): 


This course is required by the Texas Park & Wildlife Dept. (TPWD) for anyone born on or after September 1, 1993 who wishes to operate most boats on the public waterways of Texas.
(Exceptions to this TPWD rule are Paddle crafts, Vessels with a motor of less than 15 HP, & Sailboats shorter than 14 feet)

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.


Introduction to Boating
Boating Laws
Boat Safety Equipment
Safe Boating, Jet Skis
Boating Problems
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat
Hunting and Fishing from boats, Water-skiing and River Boating

(This is an "in-class” course, no on-the-water training) 


  • Presented by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in cooperation with the American Canoe Association.


    Paddler’s Guide to Safety Course - (2 hour class---$10)     (Class Start Time: 9:00am) 

What you should know before you go!  A Paddler’s Guide to Safety

This course provides basic safety information for people who use paddlecraft, including canoes, kayaks, and stand-up boards. It does not include water time or teach how to paddle.

Topics Include:
·Basic paddlecraft and equipment
·Boating Nomenclature
·Life Jackets
·Legal Requirements
·Trip Planning
·Getting to the Water
·On the Water
·Awareness & Visibility
Real Life Examples and resources.


 To find out more about other locations, times, dates, and classes available, please contact:

Alfred Zorzi, FSO-PE:     281-802-7006
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 69 at 936-588-3322



** Always Be a Safe and Courteous Boater **

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