Published: Aug 16, 2010 9:48 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 16, 2010 6:48 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A former sailing instructor accused of sending racy letters to his young student made an appearance in a Lee County court Monday.

Steve Olive was set to work out a plea deal but its been continued to later this week.

Olive wrote to the girl about how to have sex and even encouraged her to masturbate.

He taught at the Edison sailing center for more than 20 years.