Willem Potma

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Willem Potma
Personal information
Full name Willem Nico Potma
Nationality Dutch
Born (1969-03-12) 12 March 1969 (age 49)
Height 1.79 m (5.9 ft)
Sailing career
Class(es) Flying Dutchman
Updated on 19 February 2014.

Willem Nico Potma (born 12 March 1969 in Sneek) is a sailor from the Netherlands,[1] who represented his country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Potma as helmsman in the Dutch Flying Dutchman with his brother Gerhard Potma as crew took the 18th place.[2][3][4] In 1996 Potma returned to the Olympics in Savannah. Again with his brother and Frank Hettinga as crew. Potma took 15th place in the Soling.

Professional life[edit]

Potma has an education in retail business. He now works as a self-employed sailmaker.[5]


  1. ^ "Willem Potma Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ "WAARDIG AFSCHEID VAN ZEILPLOEG". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 April 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Veertien zeilers naar Barcelona". Limburgsch dagblad (in Dutch). 1 June 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Zeilers aan alle kanten voorbijgevarer". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 30 July 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Willem Nico Potma". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014.