In Hawaii and other windy places you need to tie the baton caps on better than Hobie's instructions.
I tie a permanent loop like an overhand loop to one of the grommets. I then loop through the baton cap loop and tie it on (square knot?). I then tighten through the other grommet and tie it on (another square knot?). I then check the length to the cleat on the baton cap and tie a figure-eight knot and cleat it. Finally, I tie the extra line through the first grommet and use a few half-hitches to use up the tail.
Has Worked for me for over 5 years after I lost my first baton.
Also, the batons on the TI don't need to be real tight. If too tight, they may wear through the bottom of their pocket. I just lost one this new way.
- - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI