Frank served in the Sussex Police attaining the rank of Chief Superintendent before being seconded to be the Commissioner of Police in Montserrat, British West Indies. He retired from the police in 1997 and was awarded the Queens Police Medal. Having sailed all his life, he qualified as an RYA/MCA Ocean Yachtmaster and took up a second career as a Delivery Skipper and since then has completed eleven trans Atlantic crossings of the North and South Atlantic Oceans in mono hulls and catamarans, in addition to gaining extensive experience in the Mediterranean and North West Europe.