Yes, you can walk around your ship and leave the helm do what it had been told (the ship will continue to sail at the speed you chose in the direction you chose (but there is no advanced tools for sailing, like a way to tell the ship to go through diverse points in the world..., there is none).
Ah i see. so thats how it is. this mod is quite advanced.. i never thought it was possible to walking around the ship while sailing.. there is another mod.. archiamide ship mod... sorry about the wrong spelling... it doesn't have that... thats why i am quite surprised. and goes " ".. i even thought "how is that possible" and indeed. i am aware that there will be version for 1.7 or 1.8... it will be fun for sure when the mod is completed and then after that will be updated for 1.7 or 1.8..