The ship is equipped with cannons that fire multiple types of shot.
Controlling the Ship
Steering the ship is a simple matter of pointing the control stick in the direction that you want the ship to move.
Speed of the Ship
The sails can be unfurled to half mast for half speed, or full mast for full speed. They can also be reigned in entirely to stop the ship.
The more the sails are unfurled, the harder the ship becomes to steer because of the increase in speed granted.