Brickyard cove gets you to the bay quicker sailing, but It might be pretty full. Though I've not been by there in a while. Its Nice and lots O racers are there.
Marina Bay, to me anyway was nicer though 2 more miles to the bay. Though most of the way was a reach so I was happy.
At Marina Bay D or E docks are the ones to be at. I like E better as the showers were nicer, but there is only one shower
in each side, So guys like D better as there are two showers there.
E and F is not as nice and the parking lot is not as safe, in my mind anyway as E.. More liveaboards on E I think. More larger boats on D
at marina bay was an issue with the water
or power off now and then due to breaks / shorts. Think they got the E dock electrical
replaced, so its probably fine now.
Access to the highway is a bit better at Marina Bay.
Marina Bay is right on the bay trail, so walking, biking is big there. You can go to Emeryville via bicycle from Marina bay. a few restaurants there too.
Like Berkeley, both Marina Bay and Brickyard cove can get breezy in the summer with 20-25 knots every afternoon in the summer. The outer slips on E should be avoided due to chop in the large harbor. D is better protected from chop. Unlike Berkeley, outside the harbor is protected by a long jetty for the Richmond ship channel
Oh the entrance to marina bay was just dredged as it was getting a bit skinny at LLW. Think its at 9' llw now. Harbor is 18-20' LLW so not an issue.